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Anuchin is a lunar impact crater that lies on the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It is located to the south of the larger crater Lamb, and to the north-northwest of Kugler.

Anuchin
Anuchin crater LROC.jpg
LRO WAC image
Coordinates49°00′S 101°18′E / 49.0°S 101.3°E / -49.0; 101.3Coordinates: 49°00′S 101°18′E / 49.0°S 101.3°E / -49.0; 101.3
Diameter57 km
DepthUnknown
Colongitude260° at sunrise
EponymDmitry N. Anuchin
View from Apollo 15

The rim of Anuchin remains relatively sharply defined, although it has been subject to wear due to subsequent impacts. The satellite crater Anuchin L lies astride the southern rim, but the otherwise the outer wall is not significantly incised. The interior floor is nearly featureless, with no central peak at the midpoint and only a few tiny craterlets. But it does not possess the darker hue of a crater interior that has been resurfaced by lava flows.

Satellite cratersEdit

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Anuchin.

Anuchin Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 46.7° S 103.3° E 24 km
L 50.2° S 101.7° E 15 km
N 51.6° S 99.6° E 33 km
Q 51.1° S 98.3° E 50 km
V 48.1° S 99.6° E 15 km

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