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  1. page Vitello edited ... Named for Erazmus Ciolek Witelo - also known as Witelon, Vitellio, Vitello, Vitello Thuringopo…
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    Named for Erazmus Ciolek Witelo - also known as Witelon, Vitellio, Vitello, Vitello Thuringopolonis, and Erazm Ciolek - (born ca. 1230 probably in the village of Borek in Lower Silesia; died after 1280 but before 1314), a Polish friar, theologian and scientist: physicist, natural philosopher, mathematician, precursor of perception psychology.
    According to Whitaker (p. 218), this name was introduced by Schröter.
    Could we invent a name for the system of rilles on the floor of Vitello? Perhaps Rimae Vitello?
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  2. page Lunar Rilles edited ... - Rima Widmannstatten (discontinued IAU name) (embryonic page, needs info) - Worm Rille (NASA…
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    - Rima Widmannstatten (discontinued IAU name) (embryonic page, needs info)
    - Worm Rille (NASA-related nickname for the odd "rille" just north of crater Chuck Hole in US Highway Number One) (the IAU's Rimae Hypatia).
    X (none)
    - The X (the crossing of two rilles on the floor of Palmieri) (see Rimae Palmieri).

    Y
    - Rima Yangel'
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  3. page Palmieri edited ... Cherrington, 1969: 1.18 km The remarkable "X" on the floor of Palmieri ... rille…
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    Cherrington, 1969: 1.18 km
    The remarkable "X" on the floor of Palmieri
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    rille crossings). Another such crossing is the one on the floor of the unnamed crater southwest of De Gasparis.
    Nomenclature
    Luigi Palmieri (April 22, 1807 - September 9, 1896) was an Italian physicist and meteorologist. Using a seismometer for the detection and measurement of ground tremors, Palmieri was able to detect very slight movements and to predict the eruption of volcanos. Using a modified Peltier electrometer, he researched atmospheric electricity. He developed a modified Morse telegraph. He improved the anemomete and pluviometer.
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  4. page Lunar Rilles edited ... - Rima Oppolzer P ... Rimae Palmieri (with the well-known "X"-shaped rilles on …
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    - Rima Oppolzer
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    Rimae Palmieri (with the well-known "X"-shaped rilles on the floor of Palmieri itself).
    - Rima Paracelsus M (this rille, slightly SSE of Paracelsus M, was once known as Vallis Alpha Reed during the hey-days of NASA's Project Apollo).
    - Rimae Parry
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  5. page X edited ... X nomenclature (from the IAU and from unofficial sources) Italics indicate farside features. …
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    X nomenclature (from the IAU and from unofficial sources)
    Italics indicate farside features.
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    (Lunar X) (well(a well known clair-obscur phenomenon)
    -rille seeker- X (or: The X) (the crossing of two rilles on the floor of Palmieri)

    -Caes- X crater (Mercator A, which has an X-shaped system of dark radial bands on its inner slopes)
    -Riccioli- Xenophanes
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  6. page Palmieri edited Palmieri (and the remarkable "X" on its floor) Lat: 28.6°S, Long: 47.7°W, Diam: 40 k…

    Palmieri (and the remarkable "X" on its floor)
    Lat: 28.6°S, Long: 47.7°W, Diam: 40 km, Depth: 0.97 km, Rükl 51
    {http://www.lpod.org/coppermine/albums/userpics/Palmieri_LO_iv_149_h1.jpg}
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    Viscardy, 1985: 1.2 km
    Cherrington, 1969: 1.18 km
    The remarkable "X" on the floor of Palmieri
    What is very curious about the crossing of both rilles on the floor of Palmieri is the rectangle-shaped depression at the very centre of the "X". Which one of the two rilles was first? Or did they appear simultaneously? Are there much more of these rectangle-shaped depressions on the moon? (created by rille crossings).

    Nomenclature
    Luigi Palmieri (April 22, 1807 - September 9, 1896) was an Italian physicist and meteorologist. Using a seismometer for the detection and measurement of ground tremors, Palmieri was able to detect very slight movements and to predict the eruption of volcanos. Using a modified Peltier electrometer, he researched atmospheric electricity. He developed a modified Morse telegraph. He improved the anemomete and pluviometer.
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  7. page Rimae Palmieri edited ... Two Roman-numeralled rilles associated with Palmieri were part of the original IAU nomenclatur…
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    Two Roman-numeralled rilles associated with Palmieri were part of the original IAU nomenclature of Blagg and Müller. Exactly when the name in its present form was adopted is unclear. JimMosher
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    What is very curious about the crossing of both rilles on the floor of Palmieri is the rectangle-shaped depression at the very centre of the "X". Which one of the two rilles was first? Or did they appear simultaneously? Are there much more of these rectangle-shaped depressions on the moon? (created by rille crossings).
    Nomenclature
    Named from nearby crater. (Palmieri)
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  8. page Crüger edited ... {http://www.lpod.org/coppermine/albums/userpics/Cruger-LOIV-168-h2.jpg} Lunar Orbiter IV-168…
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    {http://www.lpod.org/coppermine/albums/userpics/Cruger-LOIV-168-h2.jpg}
    Lunar Orbiter IV-168-h2
    Partially seen in this frame is the rim of a large unnamed crater which is surrounding the much smaller dark crater Cruger in an eccentric way.
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  9. page Zupus edited ... Lat: 17.2°S, Long: 52.3°W, Diam: 38 km, Depth: 1.01 km, Rükl: 51 {http://www.lpod.org/copperm…
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    Lat: 17.2°S, Long: 52.3°W, Diam: 38 km, Depth: 1.01 km, Rükl: 51
    {http://www.lpod.org/coppermine/albums/userpics/zupus-lo-iv_156_h2.jpg}
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    submitted by AmorosoPaolo Amoroso.
    Note the pronounced mountain on the eastern part of Zupus's rim. Perhaps we could call it Mount Zupus.

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    Zupus is one of Giovanni Baptista Riccioli's names, see page 215 of Ewen A. Whitaker's book Mapping and Naming the Moon (Appendix G).
    The dark spot which was called Zupus by Riccioli might have been the southern part of Michel Florent Van Langren's Flumen S. Augustini, this according to Van Langren's map on page 41 of Ewen A. Whitaker's book Mapping and Naming the Moon. The Strasbourg forgery of Van Langren's map (page 43) also shows the name Flumen S. Augustini. See also page 197 (Appendix D: Van Langren's nomenclature).DannyCaes Jun 4, 2013
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    Zupus Alpha? Or Mons Zupus? Mount Zupus?
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  10. page Zupus edited ... Westfall, 2000: 1.01 km Cherrington, 1969: 1.34 km The eastern part of Zupus's floor shows …
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    Westfall, 2000: 1.01 km
    Cherrington, 1969: 1.34 km
    The eastern part of Zupus's floor shows some sort of layered appearance. This appearance is only detectable on the WAC - Big Shadows representation in the online LROC Quickmap.
    Nomenclature
    Giovanni Battista Zupi (Zupus) (circa 1590–1650) was an Italian astronomer and mathematician. In 1639, Giovanni was the first person to discover that the planet Mercury had orbital phases, just like the Moon and Venus. His observations demonstrated that the planet orbited around the Sun. This occurred just 30 years after Galileo's first telescope design, and Giovanni's was only slightly more powerful.
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