De Vries (crater)

Coordinates: 19°54′S 176°42′W / 19.9°S 176.7°W / -19.9; -176.7
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De Vries
De Vries crater AS17-M-0473.jpg
Apollo 17 image
Coordinates19°54′S 176°42′W / 19.9°S 176.7°W / -19.9; -176.7
Diameter59 km
Colongitude177° at sunrise
EponymHugo de Vries
Obique view facing southeast towards De Vries, from Apollo 8

De Vries is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon relative to the Earth. It lies about midway between the craters Racah to the north-northwest and Orlov to the south-southeast. An nameless walled plain lies between De Vries and Orlov, with the perimeter of this feature joining the two rims.

This crater is not significantly eroded, although a small crater is attached to the exterior of the northern rim. Within the somewhat interior floor is a broad central rise offset just to the northeast of the midpoint.

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 De Vries.

De Vries Latitude Longitude Diameter
D 18.9° S 174.3° W 19 km
N 21.5° S 177.3° W 30 km
R 20.7° S 178.4° W 14 km