Rükl Zone 26 - CLEOMEDES

Neighboring maps on the Rükl Nearside Map:


Photographic Map

(This map is based on an Earth-based photograph that has been computer-corrected to zero libration. The vertical white lines indicate the left and right boundaries of the Rükl rectangle)
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Named Features

  • Andradae (Van Langren's disallowed name for Mare Crisium Omega) (at the northwestern part of Mare Crisium).
  • Cleomedes (Van Langren's Moura, J.Hewelcke's Montes Riphaei).
  • Cleomedes Alpha (the somewhat elongated central peak of Cleomedes) (see also chart SLC A3) (System of Lunar Craters).
  • Cooke (a disallowed name from H.P.Wilkins for the subdued crater Eimmart C at the northeastern coastline of Mare Crisium).
  • Curtis (craterlet east of Picard) (this craterlet was something of a mystery in the days of T.W.Webb and his Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes).
  • Debes
  • Delmotte
  • Dorsum Oppel
  • Eckert
  • Facula Alani (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the exceptionally bright spot at the northwestern part of Mare Crisium's rim).
  • Fredholm
  • Lacus Bonitatis (see Chart 25) (J.Hewelcke's Paludes Cimmeriae).
  • Lavinium Promontorium (discontinued (?) IAU name).
  • Macrobius (Van Langren's Tucheri, J.Hewelcke's Mons Cimmerius).
  • Mare Crisium (Van Langren's Mare Caspium (de Moura), occupying the lower right section of Chart 26, see Chart 27 for wiki-link) (J.Hewelcke's Palus Maeotis).
  • Mare Crisium Delta (peak or hill in the western part of Mare Crisium's rim, north-northwest of Yerkes E).
  • Mare Crisium Rho (pronounced part of J.Hewelcke's Montes Alani, west of Facula Alani) (for Mare Crisium Delta and Rho, see Chart 33 in the Times Atlas of the Moon).
  • Montes Alani (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for the northern part of Mare Crisium's rim, called the Wasatch mountains by C.A.Wood).
  • Olivium Promontorium (discontinued (?) IAU name).
  • O'Neill's Bridge (an unofficial name, popular clair-obscur effect) (also called Flying Eagle and Eagle Gate, see Sky and Telescope April 1956).
  • Palus Somni (Van Langren's Aestuaria Bamelrodia, J.Hewelcke's Lacus Corocondametis) (occupying the lower left section of Chart 26, see Chart 37 for wiki-link).
  • Peirce
  • Picard (J.Hewelcke's Insula Alopecia) (the island of baldness?).
  • Proclus (Van Langren's Puteani, J.Hewelcke's Mons Corax).
  • Rima Cleomedes
  • Schwanzende (a very rare nickname from J.H.Franz for Mare Anguis T, source: Named Lunar Formations by Mary Blagg).
  • Swift (once called Graham by H.P.Wilkins).
  • Terra Sapientiae (Van Langren's disallowed name for the region north-northwest of Mare Crisium).
  • Terra Vitae (Riccioli's discontinued name for the region north-northwest of Mare Crisium).
  • Tisserand (see Additional Information below for candidate Apollo landing site).
  • Torii (Van Langren's disallowed name for Mare Crisium Tau) (?) (E.A.Whitaker seems to have been uncertain about that one) (note: on Van Langren's map it is located at the most northern part of Mare Crisium).
  • Tralles
  • Wasatch mountains (C.A.Wood's name for J.Hewelcke's Montes Alani).
  • Yerkes

Lettered Crater Locations

(click on the thumbnails to display full-sized images; use browser BACK button to return - the dashed white lines are the midpoints of the Rükl zones)

Full zone with lettered craters:
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Lettered craters by quadrants:
North West
North East
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South West
South East

Additional Information

Candidate Apollo landing site

According to page 25-76 in NASA's Apollo 15 Preliminary Science Report, there should have been a candidate Apollo landing site at 19°30' North/ 48°30' East (south of Tisserand, northeast of Fredholm). This site seems to have been called the Candidate Proclus Apollo Landing Site.

This page has been edited 25 times. The last modification was made by - DannyCaes DannyCaes on Apr 22, 2017 2:44 am - mgx2