Tesla (crater)

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Tesla crater 5163 med.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image, facing west
Coordinates 38°30′N 124°42′E / 38.5°N 124.7°E / 38.5; 124.7Coordinates: 38°30′N 124°42′E / 38.5°N 124.7°E / 38.5; 124.7
Diameter 43 km
Depth unknown
Colongitude 235° at sunrise
Eponym Nikola Tesla

Tesla is a lunar crater that is located on the Moon's far side, just to the southeast of the larger H. G. Wells. About one crater diameter to the southwest of Tesla is Kidinnu, and to the southeast is Van Maanen. The crater is named after Serbian American inventor Nikola Tesla.

Tesla is a circular, bowl-shaped feature. There are a pair of small craterlets in the southern inner wall, but the crater is otherwise free of overlapping craters of significance. Only a few tiny impacts mark the floor and remaining sides.

Satellite craters[edit]

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Tesla.

Tesla Latitude Longitude Diameter
J 37.2° N 126.7° E 18 km

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