Orlov (crater)

Orlov (crater)

Orlov is a lunar impact crater. It is located on the Moon's far side, to the northeast of the larger Leeuwenhoek crater. To the north-northwest of Orlov is De Vries crater, and to the east-southeast is Rumford crater.

This crater lies between two larger satellite craters. The 'Orlov V' crater is attached to the northern rim, and 'Leeuwenhoek E' is connected along the southwest. The later is also the location of an outward bulge in the rim of Orlov, giving it a wider interior wall along that side. There is some terrace along the eastern inner wall of Orlov. 'Orlov D', an oval-shaped crater, is attached to the outer rim along the northeast.

The interior floor of Orlov is relatively level with a central ridge formation located near the mid-point. There are some small craters along the extended inner wall to the southwest.

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 Orlov crater.

Orlov Latitude Longitude Diameter
D 24.8° S 173.4° W 27 km
Y 22.8° S 175.1° W 126 km


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