Would a large, I mean large, impact crater on a spherical world be noticeably distorted on maps using different projections? Eg mercator, hanmer-aitoff, equidistant Etc.
Side question - Would there be a difference if it was a head-on circular crater or a side-on deeper on one end crater?
I assume if there was distortion, it would depend on the latitude? Further north/south resulting in more skewed depictions? Is there a handy calculation I can do to figure out what this distortion is, so I can draw the crater correctly using different projections.
My scenario has a large (haven't actually measured it yet) crater between the tropics and about about 50 degrees south. Rough guesstimate using 69miles to a degree latitude equals about 1380 to 2070miles wide. Let's make it nice and easy and say, 1500mile wide crater.
I'm trying to figure out how to draw my map compared to what you would see from space...how I wish I could just have a 3D model!
Which projection would result in a depiction of a recognisably circle crater with little to no distortion?
Edit: This question is not (and answers should not be) opinion based, but rather an answer that provides the least visual distortion. For the close and down voters, I have removed the request for the 'best' which would be opinion based, and clarified it to simply the one that would result in the least distortion. No matter how much you prefer a particular projection, distortion is pretty hard to put down as opinion. It is either distorted or not! FYI, I can't see close votes on my phone, so some comments next time would be very helpful! oops, triple checked. Apologies. I can see close votes on my phone, but no notifications pop up so it isn't drawn to my attention at the time. Please, still leave some comments so that I can get a heads-up.
I have accepted an answer for the extreme helpfulness of it but feel free to answer still if a better projection is out there! Thank you to Durakken for the very helpful Link that has helped me enormously to visualise my test map as a sphere. I now just have to scale down the landmass and play around with the different projections (I may have had the measurements wrong for my crater size!)