Hatanaka (crater)

Hatanaka (crater)

Hatanaka is a lunar crater that lies on the Moon's far side, just out of sight past the western limb. It lies to the west of the larger Leucippus crater, and to the northwest of the still larger satellite crater 'Leucippus Q'.

This is a somewhat eroded crater formation with a pair of small impacts breaking into the northern rim. The inner wall has a slight ledge along the southern face but is otherwise a simple slope leading down to a relatively featureless interior. A small craterlet lies along the northern inner wall, and forms part of the cluster crossing the rim in that area.

Satellite 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 Hatanaka crater.

Hatanaka Latitude Longitude Diameter
Q 26.1° N 124.2° W 20 km

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