Tacquet (crater)

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Tacquet crater 4090 h2.jpg
Coordinates16°36′N 19°12′E / 16.6°N 19.2°E / 16.6; 19.2Coordinates: 16°36′N 19°12′E / 16.6°N 19.2°E / 16.6; 19.2
Diameter6.4 km
Depth1.3 km
Colongitude340° at sunrise
EponymAndré Tacquet

Tacquet is a small, bowl-shaped crater that lies near the southern edge of Mare Serenitatis, in the northeast part of the Moon. The surface near the crater is marked by high-albedo ejecta. To the west is a system of rilles designated the Rimae Menelaus. Its diameter is 6.4 km. It was named after Brabantian mathematician André Tacquet (1612-1660).[1]

Satellite craters[edit]

Satellite craters of Tacquet
Apollo 15 image

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

Tacquet Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 15.8° N 20.0° E 14 km
C 13.5° N 21.1° E 6 km

The following craters have been renamed by the IAU.


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