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Mädler is a lunar impact crater located on the mare that joins Sinus Asperitatis in the north to Mare Nectaris to the southeast. To the west is the prominent crater Theophilus, and Mädler lies amidst the outer rampart.

Mädler
Madler crater 4077 h2.jpg
Coordinates11°00′S 29°48′E / 11.0°S 29.8°E / -11.0; 29.8Coordinates: 11°00′S 29°48′E / 11.0°S 29.8°E / -11.0; 29.8
Diameter28 km
Depth2.7 km
Colongitude330° at sunrise
EponymJohann H. Mädler
Oblique view of Mädler from Apollo 16 Panoramic Camera

The rim of Mädler is irregular and somewhat oblong in shape. There is a low central peak that joins a ridge crossing the floor. To the east of the crater are ray markings that include a ring-shape to the northeast.

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 Mädler.

Mädler Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 9.5° S 29.8° E 5 km
D 12.6° S 31.1° E 4 km

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