Lat: 12.4°S, Long: 48.2°E, Diam: 17 km, Depth: 3.12 km, Rükl: 48
LO-IV-060 Bellot is in the center. The 8-km crater partially visible in the lower left corner is Bellot A.
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- Oblique southward looking close-ups of Bellot were made during the missions of Apollo 8 and Apollo 16.
- Apollo 8's orbital Hasselblad AS8-13-2220 shows the distinct crater Bellot near the frame's right margin. AS8-13-2221 shows Bellot above and to the right of the frame's centre. AS8-13-2222 shows Bellot near the frame's upper margin.
- Apollo 16's orbital ITEK-panoramic frames AS16-P-4464 and AS16-P-4469 show Bellot and its southern high-albedo inner slopes near the left margins of both frames.
- Apollo 16's orbital Hasselblad frame AS16-118-19009 shows Bellot's southern high-albedo inner slopes near the frame's upper left corner (note also the concentric crater Crozier H !).
Research orbital Apollo photography: Danny Caes
Rays missing to the east suggesting an oblique impact with the projectile heading west.
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
Westfall, 2000: 3.12 km
Viscardy, 1985: 2.23 km
Cherrington, 1969: 2.22 km
- From the shadows in LO-IV-160H the depth of Bellot is about 3000 m. - JimMosher
- Included in ALPO list of bright ray craters
- A thermal anomaly crater, implying a youthful age - Moore et al, 1980
Joseph Rene; French explorer (1826-1853).