Carmichael (moon crater)

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Sinus Amoris + Lacus Bonitatis - LROC - WAC.JPG
Carmichael (middle), Hill and surroundings ( LROC -WAC)
Carmichael (moon equatorial region)
position 19.51 °  N , 40.36 °  O coordinates: 19 ° 30 '36 "  N , 40 ° 21' 36"  O
diameter 20 km
depth 3800 m
Card sheet 43 (PDF)
Named after Leonard Carmichael (1898–1973)
Named since 1973
Unless otherwise stated, the information comes from the entry in the IAU / USGS database


Carmichael craters (top left) and Hill captured by Apollo 15 ( NASA Photo)

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 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ John E. Westfall: Atlas of the Lunar Terminator. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 2000, p. 272

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