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Delporte (crater)

Delporte is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon. It overlies part of the northwestern rim of the huge walled plain Fermi, and the crater Litke is nearly attached to the southeastern rim. The crater is named after Eugène Joseph Delporte.

The rim of this crater is only marginally worn, although it is not quite circular and the edge is somewhat uneven. There is a shelf running along the northern inner wall. At the midpoint is a central ridge that extends to the northward.


Delporte may refer to:

  • Eugène Joseph Delporte (1882–1955), a Belgian astronomer
  • Yvan Delporte (1928–2007), a Belgian comics writer, and editor-in-chief of Spirou magazine
  • Ludovic Delporte (1980-), a French retired footballer
  • Julie Delporte (born ?), a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator
  • Delporte (crater), a lunar impact crater on the Moon's far side