Von Behring (crater)

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Von Behring
Von Behring crater AS15-M-1988.jpg
Apollo 15 Mapping Camera image
Coordinates 7°48′S 71°48′E / 7.8°S 71.8°E / -7.8; 71.8Coordinates: 7°48′S 71°48′E / 7.8°S 71.8°E / -7.8; 71.8
Diameter 39 km
Depth 2.3 km
Colongitude 289° at sunrise
Eponym Emil A. von Behring

von Behring is a small lunar impact crater that is located in the eastern part of the Moon. It lies north-northeast of the larger Kapteyn and is to the northwest of La Pérouse. The crater is circular and symmetrical, with an outer rim that is only lightly eroded. There is a small central peak at the midpoint of the interior floor.

The crater was formerly designated Maclaurin F before being renamed by the IAU in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ Von Behring, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)