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(formerly Euler P and briefly, Vinogradov)

Lat: 20.0°N, Long: 31.3°W, Diam: 12 km, Depth: 0.29 km, Rükl: 19

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LO-IV-133H In addition to Natasha, this field of view includes the IAU-named features Jehan, Ango, Rosa, Akis, Catena Pierre and Rima Wan-Yu plus a portion of Rima Euler.


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Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 0.29 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 0.29 km

Not that small!

Natasha (Euler P) is the largest one of the Minor Features (Natasha's diameter is 12 kilometer, ideal for observations through small and common telescopes!). - DannyCaes Sep 26, 2015


  • Russian female name.
  • The name Natasha, introduced on Topophotomap 39C2/S1 as a replacement for the original name Euler P, was approved by the IAU in 1979.
  • In 1991 the IAU approved the name Vinogradov for the same crater, apparently not realizing it had already been (twice) named. The name Vinogradov (for this feature) was dropped in 2000. It was meant to honor Russian mathematician Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov (1891-1983), who is different from the chemist with the same last name honored by Mons Vinogradov (formerly Mons Euler).
  • In his informal 1953 tour of Mare Imbrium, Leland Copeland referred to Natasha (then Euler P) as the Tennis Racquet (telescopic observations show a peculiar "tennis racquet" shape). Research: Danny Caes
  • The Lothrop Hills is another unofficial name for the system of hillocks near Natasha and Mons Vinogradov. This cluster of hills (the Lothrop hills) is called that way on the greenish Rand McNally moonmap and on the same moonmap in Patrick Moore's Atlas of the Universe. The exact origin of the name Lothrop hills is unknown. Harold Hill called it the Euler group in his book A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings ( pages 52-53).

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