Collins crater 5074 med.jpg
Coordinates1°18′N 23°42′E / 1.3°N 23.7°E / 1.3; 23.7Coordinates: 1°18′N 23°42′E / 1.3°N 23.7°E / 1.3; 23.7
Diameter2.4 km
Depth0.6 km
Colongitude336° at sunrise
EponymMichael Collins
Oblique view of Collins crater from Apollo 10

Collins is a tiny lunar impact crater located on the southern part of the Mare Tranquillitatis. It is located about 25 kilometers to the north of the Apollo 11 landing site. Named after American astronaut Michael Collins,[1] the crater is the central member of the row of three craters named in honor of the Apollo 11 crew members. About 15 kilometers to the west-northwest is the landing site of the Surveyor 5 lunar probe.

This crater was previously identified as Sabine D before being renamed by the IAU. Sabine itself is to the west of Collins.

Annotated oblique view from Apollo 16 showing the vicinity of the Apollo 11 landing site (A11) with the craters Aldrin (Al), Collins (C), Armstrong (Ar), and Moltke (M), facing north.

See also

External links

  • Lunar Orbiter 5 Image 74 h2, showing extreme closeup of Collins Crater


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