Image:Keiss crater Widmannstatten crater AS12-51-7565.jpgthumb262pxOblique view of Kiess and WidmannstÃ¤tten from Apollo 12 Kiess is a lunar impact crater next to the southern border of the Mare Smythii, near the eastern limb of the Moon. It is located to the east of the crater KÃ¤stner, and to the north of Dale and Kreiken. The interior floor of this crater has been flooded by lava, leaving only a narrow rim above the surface. This surface has a low albedo, and is as dark as the neighboring mare. There is a break in the northeastern rim of Kiess where the crater is nearly attached to the somewhat smaller WidmannstÃ¤tten, another flooded formation. The overall shape of the rim is slightly elongated in longitude, but it is not overlaid by other craters of note. There are a low ridges on the western interior floor that are concentric to the inner wall.
1788 Kiess, minor planet
LTO-81B4 Kiess, Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap (LTO) Series