Fischer (crater)

Fischer is a lunar impact crater that lies in the northeastern part of the interior floor of the huge walled plain Mendeleev. This feature is located on the far side of the Moon relative to the Earth, and can only be viewed from a spacecraft.

Fischer crater AS16-M-0059.jpg
Apollo 16 image
Coordinates8°00′N 142°24′E / 8.0°N 142.4°E / 8.0; 142.4Coordinates: 8°00′N 142°24′E / 8.0°N 142.4°E / 8.0; 142.4
Diameter30 km
Colongitude218° at sunrise
EponymHermann Emil Fischer
Hans Fischer
Apollo 10 image
Apollo 16 image of interior of Mendeleev. Fischer is above center, and Richards is in upper left. Harden is in lower right. Benedict is along bottom edge.

This crater has a slender, circular rim and an interior that has the same low albedo as the surrounding floor. There is a smaller impact crater within the interior, adjacent to the northwestern inner wall. The rim and the floor of Fischer are pitted by several tiny craterlets.


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