Stark (crater)

Stark (crater)

Stark is a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the southeast of the prominent Tsiolkovskiy crater, and north of the Subbotin crater.

This is a heavily eroded crater with a jumbled outer rim and uneven interior. The pair of slightly smaller satellite craters 'Stark Y' and 'Stark V' are attached to the northwest and western exterior respectively, creating a triple-crater formation. (The designations Homer for 'Stark Y' and Sappho for 'Stark V' were suggested for these features, but the IAU rejected these names.) Within the interior of Stark is a small crater located just to the south of the mid-point.

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 Stark crater.

Stark Latitude Longitude Diameter
R 26.3° S 133.2° E 21 km
V 25.1° S 133.3° E 25 km
Y 24.4° S 134.0° E 31 km


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