Mons Ardeshir - in King

Lat: 5.0°N, Long: 121.0°E, Diam: 8 km, Height: km, Rükl: (farside)
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This Apollo 16 view of the floor of the crater King identifies the six IAU-named features it contains: Mons André, Mons Dieter, Mons Ardeshir, Mons Ganau, Mons Dilip and Sita.

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Nomenclature

  • Although the IAU Planetary Gazetteer identifies Ardeshir as a "Persian (Iranian) king's name," it actually seems to drawn from the bank of generic "first names of men and women" given in IAU Transactions XVIB (1976), which were not supposed to refer to any specific person.
  • According to NASA RP-1097, "Mons Ardeshir" is a Minor Feature whose name was originally intended only for use in connection with Topophotomap 65C1/S1 (on which it is plotted).
  • The name was approved by the IAU (along with many other Topophotomap names) in IAU Transactions XVIIB (1979).

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