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Lat: 40.8°N, Long: 58.1°W, Diam: 70 km, Height: 0.48 km,
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is a High-Resolution scan from Kipp Teague's online Apollo-15 gallery (
Project Apollo Archive
). Research: David Woods (
Apollo-15 Flight Journal
Depth data from
Kurt Fisher database
Cherrington, 1969: 0.48 km
Region of wrinkle ridges north of
, at location 7/8-B on Chart 20 (page 53) in the
21st Century Atlas of the Moon
Karl Ludwig Christian Rümker
(May 28, 1788 – December 21, 1862), a German astronomer. His chief work was concerned with the cataloging of stars: a preliminary catalogue of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere was published in 1832 at Hamburg, and from 1846-1852 he published his great catalogue of 12,000 stars.
(p. 221), the name
(which did not appear in Mary Blagg's
) was introduced by
. It was inserted as Cat. No. 1881a in the IAU's
Named Lunar Formations
, where it was accompanied by two
) and one satellite peak (
It is not entirely clear when, or by whom, the name was changed to
It is a real mystery why the prominent dorsum southeast of
never received an official IAU-name. This dorsum runs from
to the bowl-shaped crater
. Danny Caes calls it
Not a very original name, but... it's a NAME!
Danny - this isn't really a mystery. Nearly every official IAU lunar
name was adopted from a name assigned on an
IAU Transactions XVIB
, 1976), and the ridge you are referring to is outside
charted by the LTO's. Moreover, according to the IAU rules announced in the volume just mentioned, lunar dorsa can be named only after deceased earth scientists. Since neither Rümker nor either of the two Nielsen's for whom the latter crater is named were earth scientists, your proposed name could not be accepted.
Curious W shaped formation at (approximately) 37° North/ 56°30' West, southeast of the bowl-shaped craterlet
. See lower part of Lunar Orbiter 4 frame
. Discovered by Danny Caes
According to LPOD
, the region north of
is called the
Several small peaks in and around
received Greek letter designations (see Chart 6 and Chart 14 in the
Times Atlas of the Moon
is located at the north-northeastern part of
is located slightly southward of
is located at the northeastern part of
is located slightly outside the eastern part of
. Two hillocks (
) are located east-southeast of
An Increasingly Complex Tale.
A Mound of Bumps
Fly me to the Moon
Corner of Mystery
: Large volcanic dome.
Morphology of Lunar Volcanic Domes from LROC
Conference (Mar), 2011.
Wöhler, C.; Lena, R.; Pau, K. C. (2007)
The Lunar Dome Complex Mons Rümker: Morphometry, Rheology, and Mode of Emplacement
Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII
Wood, C.A. 3/2007. Odd Lunar Domes.
Sky & Telescope
Hill, Harold (1991)
A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings
, pages 92, 93.
Smith, Eugene I. (1974)
Rümker Hills: A Lunar Volcanic Dome Complex
, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp.175-181
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