View Full Version : Identifying a small lunar crater

2011-Oct-17, 12:59 PM
It is possible to find if there is any information about a small lunar crater -- less than 1.5 km diameter?

This particular one is the first feature I can identify on the Apollo 11 landing film, so I call it 16mm, and would like to find its proper name or designation, if it has one, it's current coordinates, and any other information.

Photo of the area (http://s1100.photobucket.com/albums/g409/Zephyr49/?action=view&current=SecchiArea-1.jpg) -- crater marked with two white lines.

Name: Unknown
Diameter: Probably between 1.25 and 1.5 km.
Location: Mare Fecunditatis, approximately 0 degrees 55 minutes (28 km) east of Rimae Secchi.
1969 coordinates: Approximately 1 deg. 10 min. north, 45 deg. 12 min. east.

2011-Oct-17, 01:10 PM
That's a relatively small crater, so it may not even have a real name.

The USGS has some lunar maps:

2011-Oct-17, 07:40 PM
I looked around a bit, but no success. The Descent Monitoring Photomap (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11_LDP_00-09.jpg) shows the names of a few larger craters along the way, but your crater isn't labelled there. Another version (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11DesMonChrt3A-1LBL.jpg) of this photomap has more labels for small topographic features but only shows the area close to the landing site.