Weigel (crater)

Weigel (crater)

Weigel is a small lunar crater that is located in the southwestern part of the Moon. It lies to the west-southwest of the slightly larger Rost crater, and due south of the elongated Schiller crater. To the west is the Segner crater.

The rim of this crater is slightly eroded, with a small crater across the northern edge and the satellite crater 'Weigel A' and another smaller craterlet intruding slightly into the eastern face. The crater 'Weigel B', actually slightly larger than Weigel, is attached to the southwestern exterior. This satellite crater is overlaid by multiple impacts along its northern and western rim.

The inner walls of Weigel have only some minor irregularities, and generally slope straight down to the bottom. The interior floor is a level, nearly featureless plain.

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 Weigel crater.

Weigel Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 58.6° S 37.8° W 17 km
B 58.8° S 41.1° W 37 km
C 59.5° S 41.9° W 10 km
D 58.0° S 41.6° W 16 km
E 56.9° S 42.3° W 11 km
F 57.5° S 40.9° W 7 km
G 57.7° S 35.3° W 7 km
H 58.2° S 40.6° W 15 km


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