Trouvelot (lunar crater)

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Trouvelot
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Coordinates 49°18′N5°48′E / 49.3°N 5.8°E / 49.3; 5.8 Coordinates: 49°18′N5°48′E / 49.3°N 5.8°E / 49.3; 5.8
Diameter 9 km
Depth 1.2 km
Colongitude 354° at sunrise
Eponym Étienne L. Trouvelot
Location of the lunar crater Trouvelot Lunar crater Trouvelot.png
Location of the lunar crater Trouvelot

Trouvelot is a lunar impact crater located to the south of the Mare Frigoris. It was named after the French astronomer Étienne Trouvelot. [1] It is a bowl-shaped formation with a higher albedo than its surroundings. The rim is roughly circular, but somewhat uneven. It has not been significantly eroded by subsequent impacts. The crater lies less than 10 kilometers to the south of the Vallis Alpes canyon formation.

Satellite craters

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Trouvelot.

TrouvelotLatitudeLongitudeDiameter
G47.5° N0.4° E5 km
H49.8° N4.5° E5 km

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References

  1. "Trouvelot (lunar crater)" . Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.