Henbury from Above

Image added up / adapted from maps.google.com  (before Google Earth arrived)

This view shows the road coming in from the left (west) and ending at the campsites. The round objects are the shades for the tables. The main trails can be seen going from the entrance to the various craters.



Crater 3
The first crater you come to, this is particularly cool due to the two distinctive "rays" going off to the north. The crater is about 65m in diameter, a rim .5m above the surroundings, and is about 4m deep.

One of my favorites - the rays make you try and imagine the process that formed them. Most of the crater ejecta is similar to the gibber surface - thus it is hard to "see".

Crater 4, 4a
Similar to 3, it is about 70m across, 4m deep and has a 1m high rim.
4a is difficult to see since the dry stream has broken it up - it is about 20m across to the east of 4.
Crater 5
About 18m in diameter it has been eroded - but the smooth/flat circular floor makes it fairly easy to see. the rim is quite low - maybe 25 cm at the most.
Image has crater 5 in the background. I am in front.
Crater 6
Also called the "Water Crater" as it holds water well when it rains. It has a lot of trees along the inner wall, and center. A small stream enters the crater from the SE after curving in from crater 5. Some folded back strata is exposed on the rim top on the south side. Rim height varies from 2m to 4m.
Image is the south rim, facing west.
Crater 7
The "Main Crater" - is most likely a double crater - 180m long by 140 m wide. Around the midpoint there are small ridges that hint of the boundary between each section. My circles above are just "eyballing it" - the "smaller one" may appear smaller due to the interaction of craters 6 and 8

Crater 7 from the NE ....... Crater 7 from West .
Pan of Crater 8-6-7 from the shared wall of 7&8

Crater 8
About 75m in diameter, it shares a wall with 7 and 6. The rims are about 2m tall.
See the
Pan of Crater image above

Another of my favorites - the sparseness of the vegetation makes it easier to see it as a crater.

Craters 10, 11, 12, and 13 are on a hillside
Crater 10
About 18m in diameter
Crater 11
About 15m in diameter
Crater 12
About 20m in diameter
Crater 13
About 6m in diameter

Crater Numbers are based on currently accepted craters. Deleted numbers either did not exist, or have not been confirmed as craters. (see the old 3D map) Information from Meteorite craters and impact structures of the Earth by Paul Hodge and visiting the site.
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page by ted Brattstrom - updated 15-Apr-2009