Carmichael (moon crater)
|Carmichael (middle), Hill and surroundings ( LROC -WAC)|
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|Named after||Leonard Carmichael (1898–1973)|
|Unless otherwise stated, the information comes from the entry in the IAU / USGS database|
Carmichael is an impact crater on the eastern edge of the Sinus Amoris and lies in the northeast quadrant on the front of the moon . Within a few crater diameters to the north-northeast is the smaller crater Hill . The conspicuous Macrobius is located further east-northeast . Carmichael is essentially circular in shape, with a small plain in the center of the sloping inner walls. There is a low scree slope on the south-eastern crater wall. The crater itself is free of any noticeable impact marks on the rim or inside, except for a tiny impact just outside the south-southwest rim.
Before his name change by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1973 contributed Carmichael the name Macrobius A .
- John E. Westfall: Atlas of the Lunar Terminator. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 2000, p. 272
- Carmichael in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature of the IAU (WGPSN) / USGS
- Carmichael crater in the "Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon"