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Lat: 61.1°N, Long: 90.2°E, Diam: 214 km, Depth: 2.8 km, Rükl: (farside), Nectarian

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LO-IV-152M Bel'kovich is the large ring in the center with 87-km Hayn to its northwest. The 47-km crater just inside the northeast rim is Bel'kovich K while the 58-km crater opposite it inside the southwest rim is Bel'kovich A. On the floor of Bel'kovich A is 13-km Bel'kovich B.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images

  • Bel'kovich was captured near the upper margin and right corner of Apollo 16's color-Hasselblad AS16-121-19445, very near the partially depicted Mare Humboldtianum.
  • Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 15B1) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

  • Data from Kurt Fisher crater depths
    • Westfall, 2000: 2.8 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 2.49 km
  • Central peak height
    • Sekiguchi, 1972:
      • "The most distinguished peak on the westerly eccentric": 1.5 km
      • "A peak lower than [the above] on the center of the floor. It may be the true central peak": 1.0 km
      • "The most faint peak.": 1.0 km - fatastronomer
  • Bel'kovich K mapped as Copernican by USGS.

The Hayn-Bel'kovich Shadow

  • Hayn and Bel'kovich are two craters near the moon's northeastern limb, and curiously enough, there's a black shadow in (or near?) these craters when it's about two days before Full Moon, which is too soon to be part of the eastern limb's evening terminator! (observed by Danny Caes during the night of march the 3th, 1996)(there was Full Moon on march the 5th) (the same phenomenon was observed on january the 3th, 2015)(Full Moon on the 5th). - DannyCaes Jan 5, 2015


  • Igor V.; Soviet astronomer (1904-1949).
  • Name given by Arthur and Whitaker in Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved by IAU in 1964 (Whitaker, 1999, p234).
  • Rima Bel'kovich (an unofficial name from a dedicated explorer of lunar surface features for the rille on the southwestern part of Bel'kovich's floor).

LPOD Articles

Extreme Limb


A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), pages 42, 43 (see also: Mare Humboldtianum).