Bellinsgauzen (crater)

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Crater Bellinsgauzen LROC image.jpg
LRO image
Coordinates 60°36′S 164°36′W / 60.6°S 164.6°W / -60.6; -164.6Coordinates: 60°36′S 164°36′W / 60.6°S 164.6°W / -60.6; -164.6
Diameter 63 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 167° at sunrise
Eponym F. G. von Bellingshausen
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image

Bellinsgauzen is a lunar impact crater that lies in the southern part of Moon, on the far side from the Earth. It is attached to the northern rim of the larger crater Berlage, and within a half crater diameter of Cabannes to the west. North of Bellinsgauzen is the crater Bhabha.

The outer rim of Bellinsgauzen is worn but the general shape is still intact. There are small craters lying along the inside and attached to the exterior of the rim to the southeast. A pair of small craters are also attached to the outside of the west and northwest rim. The inner surface is marked by a number of tiny craterlets, particularly near the northern end. The interior floor is otherwise relatively featureless.


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