Rükl Zone 46 - THEOPHILUS


Neighboring maps on the Rükl Nearside Map:
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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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Background image source

Named Features

  • Alfraganus
  • A.Pavlov (somewhere east or east-southeast of Cyrillus should be a crater (or another surface formation) which was once known as A.Pavlov. This name is mentioned in the book THE MOON by A.V.Markov, but the I.A.U. did not accept that name).
  • Caramuelis (Van Langren's disallowed name for the curious high-albedo region at the bowl-shaped craterlets Descartes C and Dollond E) (note: was this bright spot perhaps the eastern one of the three wise men which were depicted as stars on the map made by Melchior a Briga in 1747? See: Tres S.S.Reges Magi on pages 90-91 in E.A.Whitaker's Mapping and Naming the Moon).
  • Chuck Hole (an informal NASA related name for a crater west of Moltke, in U.S Highway Number One, aka Rimae Hypatia).
  • Cyrillus (Van Langren's Ferd. Caroli Leop. F., J.Hewelcke's Mons Moschus).
  • The cluster of central peaks at Cyrillus seems to have been called Cyrillus Alpha, Cyrillus Delta, and Cyrillus Eta.
  • Delambre (Van Langren's Crani, J.Hewelcke's Mons Amanus, Riccioli's S. Dionysius Areop.).
  • Delambre Epsilon (elevation south of Delambre) (see page 123 in Tony Dethier's Maanmonografieen) (the name Delambre Epsilon is not mentioned on Chart 57 in the Times Atlas of the Moon).
  • Hypatia
  • Ibn-Rushd (once called Rossard by F.C.Lamech).
  • Kant (Van Langren's Pironi).
  • Kant Plateau (an informal name, see page Kant).
  • Little Moltke (an informal NASA related name for the small bowl shaped crater Moltke B, east-southeast of Moltke itself).
  • Lost Valley (an informal NASA related name for the bay-like depression east-southeast of Hypatia C).
  • Mare Tranquillitatis (Van Langren's Mare Belgicum) (a tiny bit of its southwestern section at Moltke and Rimae Hypatia is seen at the upper right corner of Chart 46).
  • Moltke
  • Mons Penck
  • Prom. Chadisia (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for a certain region near Moltke).
  • Prom. S. Ludovici (Van Langren's disallowed name for the region north of Hypatia).
  • Rimae Hypatia (called U.S. Highway Number One during the early heydays of Project Apollo).
  • Seneschali (Van Langren's disallowed name for Alfraganus Alpha).
  • Sinus Asperitatis (Van Langren's Sinus Batavicus, J.Hewelcke's Sinus Atheniensis) (north of Theophilus, see Chart 47 for wiki link).
  • Taylor (Van Langren's Ulloae, J.Hewelcke's Mons Tmolus).
  • Terra Dignitatis (Van Langren's disallowed name for the western part of Chart 46).
  • Terra Sanitatis (Riccioli's discontinued name for the western part of Chart 46).
  • The Gashes (an informal NASA related name for the cluster of craterlets east-northeast of Moltke).
  • Theophilus (Van Langren's Ferd. Francisci Imp. Rom. F., J.Hewelcke's Mons Moschus).
  • The cluster of central peaks at Theophilus seems to have been called Theophilus Alpha, Theophilus Phi, and Theophilus Psi.
  • Thud Ridge (an informal NASA related name for the oblong hill near the upper right corner of Chart 46).
  • Worm Rille (an informal NASA related name for the irregular trough just north of Chuck Hole, west of Moltke).
  • Zöllner (Van Langren's Trederi, J.Hewelcke's Mons Lipulus).

Lettered Crater Locations

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Full zone with lettered craters

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Lettered craters by quadrants

(the dashed white lines are the centerlines of the Rükl zones)
North West
North East
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South West
South East

Additional Information



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