R nomenclature (from the IAU and from unofficial sources)

Italics indicate farside features.

- Rabakuw and Rafelon
On page 47 of the january 1979 issue of Spaceflight (a well-known magazine for rocket and spaceship addicts) appeared a curious letter by a certain Geoffrey Hugh Lindop, who wanted to change the entire catalog of lunar nomenclature into some sort of lettered code system. In his letter, he included two examples of his system: Rabakuw (the IAU's Bianchini W) and Rafelon (the IAU's Plato F). After reading his letter about a dozen times, I still don't understand his method. G.H.Lindop's system could be a VERY interesting one (!), but he didn't give much explanation... (or rather: "a much too complicated" explanation) (the two examples were not enough to comprehend Lindop's way of thinking). - DannyCaes DannyCaes May 26, 2017
- Rays
J.Hewelcke's nomenclature-system for the many ejectarays around pronounced craters, adapted by D.Caes, see: http://the-moon.wikispaces.com/Rays
- Rilles
The IAU's list of named rilles is very incomplete (the moon's far side doesn't seem to exist). Explore a new list of named rilles on both the moon's near and far sides: https://the-moon.wikispaces.com/Lunar+Rilles
-Lindop- Rabakuw (Bianchini W)
-Riccioli- Rabbi Levi
-Menzel, 1971- Racah
-LTO- Racine (SE of Ludwig)
-Van Langren- Radsevillii (IAU: Gemma Frisius)
-Lindop- Rafelon (Plato F)
-Caes- Railway (the NW continuation of Rimae Hase)
-Menzel, 1971- Raimond
-Birt?- Rainbow heights (north of Mts.Jura and Sinus Iridum)
Raman
-Birt- Rambleta (see Teneriffe, Montes)
-Van Langren- Ramirii (IAU: Firmicus)
Ramon (crewmember STS-107)
-Menzel, 1971- Ramsay
-LTO- Ramsay, Dorsa (west of Brayley G)
-Maedler- Ramsden
Ramsden, Rimae
Rankine
-Van Langren- Rantsovii (IAU: Thebit)
-Hewelcke- Raphidim, Desertum (western part of Clavius)
Raspletin
-Sternberg- Rastorguev (NNE of Chebyshev)
-Wilkins- Raurich (Hekataeus D)
Ravi (craterlet in Alphonsus)
-NASA- Ravine (Apollo-16 site)
-Menzel, 1971- Rayet
-RLA 1963- Rayleigh
-Menzel, 1971- Razumov
-Maedler- Réaumur
Réaumur, Rima
-Van Langren- Rechbergeri (IAU: Sharp)
Recht
-Van Langren- Recki (IAU: Hainzel)
-Wilkins- Recorde (Alhazen E)
-Caes- Recta, Rima (straight rille SSE of Carrel)
Recta, Rupes (the Straight Wall)
-Birt- Recti, Montes (Straight Range)
-rille seeker- Recti southwest, Rima
-NASA- Red Rose (Apollo-16 site)
-Wilkins- Reese (Pico B)
-Van Langren- Regiomontani (IAU: Endymion C)
-Riccioli- Regiomontanus
-Schmidt- Regnault
-Caes- Regnault, Rima (on the floor of Regnault)
-Maedler- Reichenbach
Reiko, Rima (near Mons Argaeus)
-Schmidt- Reimarus
-Riccioli- Reiner
Reiner Gamma (aka Jew's Harp)
-Riccioli- Reinhold
-Van Langren- Reithae (IAU: Autolycus)
-Wilkins- Renart (-212/ -602)
-Maedler- Repsold
Repsold, Rimae
-RP 1097- Resnik (crewmember STS-51L)
Respighi
-Wilkins- Reypastor (Faraday G)
-Riccioli- Rhaeticus
-Riccioli- Rheita
Rheita, Vallis
-Van Langren- Rho (IAU: Clairaut A?)
-Wilkins- Rhodes (-101/ +990)
-Hewelcke- Rhodus, Insula (IAU: Nicollet, Nicollet Delta, etc.)
-NASA- Rhysling (Apollo-15 site)
-Van Langren- Ricci (IAU: Euler Beta)
-Riccioli- Riccioli
Riccioli, Rimae
-Riccioli- Riccius
-Menzel, 1971- Ricco
-Van Langren- Richardi (IAU: Marius B)
Richards (in Mendeleev)
-Birt?- Richard's ridge (near Fracastorius)
Richardson
-NASA- Ridge (Apollo-15 site)
-Menzel, 1971- Riedel
-RLA 1963- Riemann
-NASA- Right Foot (of the Snowman) (Apollo-12 site)
-NASA- Rim (Apollo-15 site)
-LTO- Rimsky-Korsakov, Rima (between Euler and Euler E)
-LTO- Rima Mozart (at Palus Putredinis)
-NASA- Ring (Apollo-15 site)
-Caes- Ring nebula (Lyell A during Full Moon) (the LTO's Abduh)
-NASA- Rio (Apollo-15 site)
-Hewelcke- Riphaei, Montes (IAU: Burckhardt, Cleomedes, Geminus, etc.)
-Gassendi- Riphaeus (IAU: Montes Apenninus)
-Krieger- Riphaeus Boreus (see Riphaeus, Montes)
-Krieger- Riphaeus Major (see Riphaeus, Montes)
-Krieger- Riphaeus Medius (see Riphaeus, Montes)
-Krieger- Riphaeus Minor (see Riphaeus, Montes)
-Hewelcke- / -Krieger- Riphaeus, Montes
-Wood- Risus Felis, Lacus (see Sabatier)
-Krieger- Ritchey
-Menzel, 1971- Rittenhouse
-Maedler- Ritter (of the couple Ritter-Sabine)
Ritter, Rimae
-Menzel, 1971- Ritz
-Sternberg- RNII (Catena Lucretius)
Robert (craterlet near Mons Argaeus)
-Menzel, 1971- Roberts
-Menzel, 1971- Robertson-/
-Van Langren- Robervalis (IAU: Wolf)
-Birt- Robinson
-Riccioli- Rocca
Rocco (craterlet near Krieger)
-Menzel, 1971- Roche
-Lamech- Rodes (Lalande A)
-Wilkins- Rodes (-910/ +404)
-NASA- Rogers (Apollo-17 site)
-Van Langren- Roma (IAU: Archimedes)
-Wilkins- Romana (Fracastorius D)
-Hewelcke- Romania (Regio) (SE of Montes Apenninus)
-NASA- Roman Steppe (Apollo-17 site)
Romeo (craterlet near Ibn Firnas and Ostwald)
-Schroter- Römer
-LTO- Romer, Fossa
Römer, Rimae
-NASA- Rondone (Apollo-17 site)
-RLA 1963- Röntgen (on the floor of Lorentz)
-Schroter- Rook, Montes
-NASA- Roosa (IAU: Necho) (aka The Bright One)
-Riccioli- Roris, Sinus
Rosa (craterlet in Euler group)
-Maedler- Rosenberger
-Van Langren- Rosetti (IAU: Lalande)
-Maedler- Ross
Ross E 1 (the field of Irregular Mare Patches SSE of Ross E)
-Lamech- Rossard (IAU: Ibn-Rushd)
-Birt- Rosse
-RP 1097- Rosseland
-Schroter- Rost
-Riccioli- Rothmann
-Caes- Route 66 (Rima Ariadaeus)
-Menzel, 1971- Rowland
-Menzel, 1971- Rozhdestvenskiy
-Lamech- Roy (Hesiodus B)
-Van Langren- Rubenii (IAU: Lacus Timoris)
Rubey, Dorsa
-Lamech- Rudaux (Lansberg C)
Rudolf, Rima (SW of Apollo 17's South Massif) (aka Fossa Rudolf)
-NASA- Rudolph (Apollo-17 site)
-NASA- Ruin Basin (A-11 region)
-Menzel, 1971- Rumford
-Lee?- -Schmidt?- Rümker, Mons
Runge
-Hewelcke- Rupes (location unknown)
Russell
-Wilkins- Russell (+758/ +645, within Wilkins's Paluzie)
Ruth (craterlet near Krieger)
Rutherford
-Gaudibert- Rutherfurd
-Menzel, 1971- Rydberg
Ryder
-Menzel, 1971- Rynin
-Caes- Rynin, Vallis (the valley at the ESE part of Rynin)