Tsinger (crater)

Tsinger (crater)

Tsinger is a lunar impact crater that is located in the northern latitudes of the Moon's far side. This crater has a perimeter that is nearly circular, except for an outward bulge to the southwest. Attached to the northern outer rim is the relatively fresh satellite crater 'Tsinger Y', which, together with Tsinger, partly overlap the much older crater 'Tsinger W'.

The features of Tsinger crater have escaped significant erosion from subsequent impacts, and the rim edge remains sharply defined. The interior floor is about half the diameter of the crater, and there is a small central peak at the mid-point. The inner walls have some ledge formation along the south, but are otherwise relatively featureless.

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 Tsinger crater.

Tsinger Latitude Longitude Diameter
W 58.1° N 173.8° E 53 km
Y 58.1° N 175.1° E 31 km

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