Izsak (crater)

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Iszak crater 3121 med.jpg
Coordinates23°18′S 117°06′E / 23.3°S 117.1°E / -23.3; 117.1Coordinates: 23°18′S 117°06′E / 23.3°S 117.1°E / -23.3; 117.1
Diameter30.83 km
Colongitude243° at sunrise
EponymImre Izsák
Oblique Apollo 17 image, facing east

Izsak is a small lunar impact crater that is located on the Moon's far side, hidden from view from the Earth. It lies about half-way between the walled plains Fermi to the northeast and Milne to the southwest. Due south of Izsak is the larger crater Schaeberle. Izsak is a circular, nearly symmetric crater formation with a sharp-edged rim that has received little erosion. At the midpoint of the interior floor is a small central peak.[1]

Satellite craters[edit]

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

Feature Latitude Longitude Diameter Ref
Izsak T 23.2° S 114.8° E 13.04 km WGPSN

See also[edit]


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