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Belopol'skiy (crater)

Belopol'skiy is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the west of the crater Houzeau, and northeast of Strömgren. Just to the northwest of Belopol'skiy is the crater Ioffe.

Belopol'skiy crater WAC.jpg
LRO WAC image
Coordinates17°12′S 128°06′W / 17.2°S 128.1°W / -17.2; -128.1Coordinates: 17°12′S 128°06′W / 17.2°S 128.1°W / -17.2; -128.1
Diameter59 km
Colongitude129° at sunrise
EponymAristarkh A. Belopolsky

The rim of Belopol'skiy is somewhat eroded, particularly at the southern end where several small craterlets have worn away the rim edge. There is a slight intrusion in the northwestern rim where the ground has been modified by neighbouring Ioffe. The crater interior is relatively level, and marked with several tiny craterlets.

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