Wollaston (crater)


Wollaston (crater)

lunar crater data


caption=Wollaston (upper left) from Apollo 15. "NASA photo".
latitude=30.6
N_or_S=N
longitude=46.9
E_or_W=W
diameter=10 km
depth=1.0 km
colong=47
eponym=William H. Wollaston

Wollaston is a relatively small lunar impact crater located in the Oceanus Procellarum. To the northwest is the similar Nielsen crater. To the southeast is the somewhat larger Krieger crater. There are several small rilles to the southwest of Wollaston, forming part of the "Rimae Prinz".

This is a circular, cup-shaped crater with a higher albedo than the surrounding "maria". It has a raised rim that is free from impact erosion, and is surrounded by a small radial skirt of "ejecta". The crater has not been significantly eroded by subsequent impacts.

atellite craters

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater mid-point that is closest to Wollaston crater.

The following craters have been renamed by the IAU.
* Wollaston C — "See" Nielsen crater.

References

External links

* [http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/mapcatalog/LTO/lto39a1_1/ LTO-39A1 Krieger] — L&PI topographic map of crater and surroundings.


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