Von Zeipel (crater)

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Von Zeipel
Von Zeipel crater LROC.jpg
LRO image
Coordinates 42°36′N 141°36′W / 42.6°N 141.6°W / 42.6; -141.6Coordinates: 42°36′N 141°36′W / 42.6°N 141.6°W / 42.6; -141.6
Diameter 83 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 143° at sunrise
Eponym Edvard H. von Zeipel
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image
(band crossing image is artifact of original)

Von Zeipel is a lunar impact crater on the Moon's far side. It partly overlies the eastern rim of the larger crater Fowler, and intrudes into the interior floor. To the north of Von Zeipel is the crater Esnault-Pelterie, and due south lies Klute.

This is an eroded crater formation, particularly along the western and southwestern sides. The remaining rim is worn and rounded from smaller impacts, although the perimeter can still be clearly discerned. There is a small, worn crater laid across the south-southwestern rim and a cup-shaped crater located prominently in the northern half of the interior floor.

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 Von Zeipel.

Von Zeipel Latitude Longitude Diameter
J 40.8° N 139.3° W 39 km

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