TRANSACTIONS OF THE IAU : VOLUME XIIB
( the following is excerpted from the book published by Academic Press in 1966)

Note: a report on this meeting in the December 1964 Sky and Telescope provides some details not included in the official Transactions

PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY (HAMBURG, 1964)


Edited by
J.-C. PECKER
General Secretary of the Union

from p. 196

16. COMMISION POUR L'ETUDE PHYSIQUE DES PLANETES ET DES SATELLITES


PRÉSIDENT: A. Dolfus.
SECRÉTAIRE: J. H. Focas.


from pp. 202-205

Session administrative III


AN EXTENDED FORM OF BLAGG AND MÜLLER'S SCHEMA OF LUNAR NOMENCLATURE


D. W. G. Arthur

The lunar nomenclature proposed by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of thc University of Arizona is a revised and extended form of that of Blagg and Müller, which was authorized by the Union in 1932. We have attempted to eliminate certain illogical and inconvenient situations in the Blagg and Müller scheme, but all major changes are restricted to the extreme limb regions where the Blagg and Müller scheme, and for that matter, all previous maps, are somewhat unrealistic. The scheme is based on a lengthy and thorough survey of the best available photographs and is embodied in the following documents.

(i) The System of Lunar Craters, Communications of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. This work is in four parts with a catalog and map for each of the four lunar quadrants.

(ii) Lunar and Planetary Designations, Arthur and Agnieray, University of Arizona Press. A two-color map in four parts.

(iii) The Rectified Lunar Atlas, Whitaker et al. University of Arizona Press. This gives the names but not the letters.

(iv) The L.A.C. lunar topographic maps at 1: 1 000 000 of the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center of the U.S. Air Force. These are available by subscription.

The above indicates that the proposed scheme is not subject to the drawback of limited distribution, which somewhat hampered the diffusion and acceptance of the Blagg and Müller nomenclature.

As already stated, no major changes were made in the central areas of the disk, except the deletion of a few names which were duplicated elsewhere. In these areas we merely intensified the existing scheme by adding additional letters. The situation near the limb is basically different in that recent intensive cartographic work, coupled with a changeover to conformal projection, makes the Blagg and Müller scheme quite inadequate for contemporary lunar cartography. To eliminate some serious and widespread difficulties, some 6o new names were added in the extreme limb regions. Almost all of these fall in areas which are very poorly represented in all the older maps.

The demands of tradition and continuity were given full weight throughout, even though these often prevented the development of a completely logical scheme of lunar nomenclature.

Table I : New names


Name
Approximate position of center
Diameter (Unit 0.001 R)
Previous identifications
Abel
85.5 E 34.5 S
50
Abel (Franz 225)
Amundsen
93.0 E 84.0 S
55
Amundsen (Wilkins and Moore)
Aston
87.5 W 33.0 N
25
Ulugh Beigh E (IAU 1897a) = (Franz 795)
Baade
82.5 W 45.0 S
26
Inghirami D (IAU 2251) = Hall (Franz 901)
Balboa
83.5 W 19.0 N
40
-
Balmer
70.0 E 20.0 S
75
-
Banachiewicz
80.5 E 5.5 N
63
-
Barnard
86.5 E 29.5 S
60
-
Belkovich
87.0 E 61.5 N
105
-

Bohr
86.5 W 12.5 N
50
-
Boltzmann
96.0 W 75.5 S
40
-
Boole
85.0 W 64.0 N
37
-
Boss
89.5 E 46.0 N
27
-
Brianchon
85.0 W 74.5 N
72
Carpenter C (IAU 1695) = Anaximander d (Franz 547)
Bunsen
85.5 W 41.0 N
44
-
Byrd
10.0 E 85.0 N
52
Gioja A (IAU 1018a)
Cannon
81.5 E 20.0 N
31
Alhazen F (IAU 25)
Cremona
86.0 W 67.5 N
55
-
Dalton
84.5 W 17.0 N
35
-
Desargues
73.5 W 70.5 N
55
Anaximander C (IAU 1693) = Anaximander p (Franz 555)
De Sitter
38.0 E 79.5 N
37
Euctemon J (IAU 999c)
Drygalski
82.0 W 79.5 S
97
Casatus G (IAU 3294a) = Drygalski (Fauth) = Cabeus (Franz 839)= Casatus (Schr.)

Dubiago
70.0 E 4.5 N
21
Neper A (IAU 7)
Eddington
72.0 W 22.0 N
77
Otto Struve A (IAU 1902)
Einstein
88.5 W 16.5 N
100
-
Fermi
89 .5 W 7.5 N
48
-
Gibbs
84.5 E 18.5 S
40
Hecataeus D (IAU 4752)
Gilbert
76.5 E 3.5 S
63
-
Gill
77.0 E 63.5 S
35
-
Goddard
89.0 E 15.0 N
43
Mare Marginis k (Franz 1274)
Hale
90.0 E 74.5 S
48
-
Hamilton
84.0 E 42.5 S
32
Marinus K (IAU 4559a) = Kelvin (Franz 212)
Hartwig
80.5 W 6.5 S
50
Possibly Riccioli E (IAU 1964)
Hayn
84.0 E 64.5 N
46
Strabo G (IAU 424e)
Hedin
76.5 W 3.0 N
74
Sven Hedin (Fauth)
Hermite
80.0 W 86.0 N
65
-
Hubble
86.5 E 22.0 N
42
Plutarch A (IAU 26a) = Plutarch (Franz 481
Jansky
90.0 E 8.5 N
35
-
Jeans
94.0 E 57.0 S
50
Mare Australe q (Franz 1357)
Kapteyn
70.5 E 10.5 S
29
Lapeyrouse B (lAU 4769)
Krasnov
80.0 W 30.0 S
23
Lagrange F (IAU 2228) = (Franz 837)
Lamarck
70.0 W 22.5 S
55
Southern part of Darwin (lAU 2081)
Lamé
64.5 E 14.5 S
46
Vendelinus C (IAU 4699)
Langley
86.5 W 51.0 N
37
Regnault (Schm.)
Liapunov
90.0E 26.5 N
36
Timoleon (Schm.)
Lyot
84.0 E 50.5 S
63
Brisbane G (IAU 4540b)
Markov
62.5 W 53.5 N
24
Oenopides A (IAU 1713)
Moseley
91.0 W 21.0 N
45
-
Nansen
88.0 E 80.5 N
60
Contains Franz's points 468 and 469
Pascal
68.5 W 74.5 N
63
Carpenter D (IAU 1361 and 1694) = Anaximander c (Franz 546)
Peary
20.0 E 87.5 N
50
Gioja B (IAU 1018b)
Planck
87.0 W 8.0 N
45
-
Poncelet
54.0 W 75.5 N
40
Anaximenes F (IAU 1359a) = (Franz 562)

Rayleigh
89.5 E 29.0 N
52
-
Riemann
87.5 E 39.5 N
60
-
Rontgen
89.0 W 33.0 N
56
-
Russell
75.5 W 26.5 N
55
Northern part of Otto Struve (IAU 1901)
Schlüter
83.5 W 6.0 S
50
Malvasia (Schr.) Floor contains Mare Hiemis (lAU 1975a). Possibly=Riccioli A (IAU 1962)
Scott
47.0 E 82.5 S
60
Scott (Wilkins and Moore)
Shaler
85.0 W 33.0 S
22
-
Stefan*
94.0 W 72.0 S
78
-
Stokes
89.0 W 72.0 N
35
-
Sylvester
79.5 W 82.5 N
35
Philolaus p (Franz 730)
Volta
85.0 W 53.5 N
65
-
Wright
86.5 W 31.5 S
22
-
Joliot-Curie
93.0 E 25.5 N
82
Note: Floor contains Mare Novum (IAU 140a}, which is Joliot-Curie of the Soviet Lunik III photography.

*Possibly not a true formation.

Explanation of symbols

IAU : Blagg and Müller, Named Lunar Formations, 1935
Schm. Schmidt, J., Charte der Gebirge des Mondes, 1878
Schr. Schröter, Selenotopographische Fragmente, 1791 and 1802
R = lunar radius


Table 2 : Nomenclature revisions


Deletions

J. Cassini, Mare Novum, W. Pickering, Schneckenberg

Reinstatement

Montes Rook

Additions (see also Table I)

Rupes Cauchy, Rupes Kelvin, Rupes Liebig, Vallis Baade, Vallis Inghirami, Mare Cognitum

Changed outlines

Anaximander, Darwin, Hecateus, Meton, Struve

Changed identifications

Brisbane, Regnault, Ulugh Beigh

Spelling changes etc.

La Caille, La Condamine, La Hire, La Pérouse, Le Gentil, Le Monnier, Le Verrier, Regnault, Mare Struve, Struve

Latinizations

Mons Argaeus, Montes Apenninus, Montes Carpatus, Montes Caucasus, Montes Cordillera, Montes D'Alembert, Montes Doerfel, Montes Haemus, Montes Harbinger, Montes Hercynii, Montes Jura, Montes Leibnitz, Montes Pyrenaeus, Montes Recti, Montes Riphaeus, Montes Rook, Montes Taurus, Montes Teneriffe, Vallis Alpes, Vallis Rheita, Vallis Schröteri, Rupes Altai, Rupes Cauchy, Rupes Recta, Rima Ariadaeus, Rima Byrgius, Rima Hyginus, Rima Sirsalis, Prom. Fresnel, Prom. Kelvin.



Une discussion genérale à lieu a laquelie participent notamment MM. Arthur, Dollfus, le Père Hoyden, Hopman, Kopal, Martynov, Menzel, Rackham, Rösch, Shoemaker, Tombaugh, Wildt.

Ii est recornmandé d'éviter de faire précéder les noms propres par les initailes de prénoms lorsque cellos-ci ne sont pas nécessaires.

Le rapport précédent est adopté.

L'impact de la sonde spatiale Range VII dans la région sombre lunaire elliptique comprise entre les cratères Guéricke, Bompland, Darney et Montes Riphaeus a attiré l'attention sur le fait quo cette mer n'était pas clairement dénommée.
Le Professeur Kuiper propose deux noms possibles: Mare Exploratum ou Mare Cognitum.

Apres one attentive discussion, la désignation Mare Cognitum est retenue.

Le comité `Nomenclature et Cartographic de la Surface Lunaire' est maintenu avec sa composition initiale complétée par le Dr Arthur.




from:
TRANSACTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION

VOLUME XIIC

ASTRONOMER'S HANDBOOK


Edited by

J.-C. PECKER

General Secretary of the Union

ACADEMIC PRESS
LONDON AND NEW YORK
1966

(from page 150)

Membership of Commissions


16. Commission pour l'Étude Physique des Planètes et des Satellites.

(Physical Study of Planets and Satellites)

PRÉSIDENT: Prof. R. Wildt, Yale University Observatory, Box 2023, Yale Station, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.

VICE-PRÉSIDENT: Dr G. Herzberg, Director, Division of Pure Physics, National Research
Council, Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

COMITÉ d'ORGANISATION: A. Dollfus, G. P. Kuiper, C. H. 1\2ayer, C. E. Sagan, V. V.
Sharonov j .

(from page 151)

MEMBRES: Ashbrook, Barabashov, Barreto, Bobrov, Bullen, Camichel, Collinson, De Marcus, De Mottoni, De Vaucouleurs, Drake, Focas, Fox, Gehrels, Giclas, Guérin, Günther, Hall (J. S.), Ingrao, Jeffreys, Jelley, Kaplan (L.), Kellog, Kiess, Kopal, Koval, Levin, Link, Lipsky, Luplau-Janssen, Martynov, Menzel, Middlehurst, Murray, O'Keefe, Opik, Peek+, Pettengill, Rösch, Safronov, Shoemaker, Sinton, Smith (B. A.), Smith (Harlan J.), Spinrad, Strong, Tombaugh, Whitaker, Wilson (A. G.).


17. Commission de la Lune. (The Moon)


PRÉSIDENT: Dr D. H. Menzel, Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge 38, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

VICE-PRÉSIDENT: Dr A. Dollfus, Observatoire de Paris, Section d'Astrophysique, 92-Meudon, France;
Prof. Dr K. Koziel, Professor of Astronomy, Jagellonian University, Kopernika 27/3, Cracow, Poland.

COMITÉ d'ORGANISATION: B. Bell, D. Martynov, M. G. J. Minnaert.

MEMBRES: Arthur, Ashbrook, 33arabashov, Boneff, Botelheiro, Drofa, Dzhapiashvili, Eckert, Ezersky, Fielder, Focas, Gold, Günther, Guth, Habibulin, Hall (R. G.), Heyden, Hirose, Hopmann, Ingrao, Jeffreys, Kopal, Kuiper, Levin, Link, Markowitz, Murray, Nicholson, O'Keefe, Pettengill, Potter, Rösch, Sadler (F. M. McBain), Sagan, Sato, Schrutka-Rechtenstamm, Sharonov+, Shoemaker, Sinton, Sytinskaya, Troitsky, Ueta, Urey, Whipple, Whitaker, Yakovkin (A. A.).




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