Pettit (lunar crater)

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Pettit is a lunar impact crater that lies near the western limb of the Moon.wikipedia
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Edison Pettit

It was named after American astronomer Edison Pettit.
Pettit crater on the Moon and another Crater on Mars are named after him.

Montes Rook

Montes Rook Formation
The crater lies among the rugged features of the Montes Rook, the inner ring of mountains that surround the Mare Orientale impact basin.
Near the southwest outer edge are the craters Nicholson and Pettit.

Wright (lunar crater)

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Another similar formation is Wright almost due south.
To the north of Wright is the crater Pettit.

Nicholson (lunar crater)

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It is nearly a twin of the crater Nicholson which lies less than one crater diameter to the northeast.
It lies to the northwest of Pettit.

Lunar craters

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Pettit is a lunar impact crater that lies near the western limb of the Moon.

Impact crater

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Pettit is a lunar impact crater that lies near the western limb of the Moon.

Moon

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Pettit is a lunar impact crater that lies near the western limb of the Moon.

Earth

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In this location the crater is viewed nearly from the side by observers on Earth, and visibility can be significantly affected by libration effects.

Libration

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In this location the crater is viewed nearly from the side by observers on Earth, and visibility can be significantly affected by libration effects.

Mare Orientale

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The crater lies among the rugged features of the Montes Rook, the inner ring of mountains that surround the Mare Orientale impact basin.

Petit (crater)

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This formation should not be mistaken for ths similarly named crater Petit, a small feature on the eastern half of the Moon's near side.

International Astronomical Union

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The following craters have been renamed by the IAU.