Debus (crater)

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Debus crater AS15-M-1053.jpg
Apollo 15 Mapping Camera image
Coordinates10°30′S 99°36′E / 10.5°S 99.6°E / -10.5; 99.6Coordinates: 10°30′S 99°36′E / 10.5°S 99.6°E / -10.5; 99.6
Diameter20 km
Colongitude261° at sunrise
EponymKurt H. Debus

Debus is a small lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, past the eastern limb. It lies to the east-southeast of the crater Ganskiy, and just to the west of the huge walled plain Pasteur.

This is a circular crater with a bowl-shaped appearance. The rim is worn, and several tiny craterlets lie along the edge. The interior floor is relatively level and nearly featureless.

This crater was previously identified as Hansky H before being renamed by the IAU in honor of former Kennedy Space Center director Kurt H. Debus.


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