Imaged 09-01-07 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera , (North Is
To The Bottom)
|Capella is a lunar crater 49 km (30 miles) in
diameter that lies to the north of the Mare Nectaris, in a rugged
region with many small impact craters. It intrudes slightly into
the eastern rim of the crater Isidorus, a feature only slightly
smaller in diameter.
The wall of Capella
is low but relatively thick and irregular, with a large promontory
intruding on the south-eastern side. The crater is crossed by
a deep rift, the Vallis Capella, which passes directly through
Capella from the north rim through the southeast side of the wall,
and extends out both sides for a combined distance of 110 kilometers.
This feature was formed by a chain of craters. In the middle of
the crater is a wide, round peak with a craterlet at the top.
The western side of the crater is dotted with impact debris, forming
clusters of small hills.
Coordinates 7°36'S 34°54'E? / ?7.6°S 34.9°E?
/ -7.6; 34.9Coordinates: 7°36'S 34°54'E? / ?7.6°S 34.9°E?
/ -7.6; 34.9
Diameter 49 km
Colongitude 325° at sunrise
Eponym Martianus Capella
From Moon Wikipedia