Rükl Zone 47 - CAPELLA


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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Named Features

  • Beaumont L (note: according to orbiting Apollo astronauts this tiny crater shows rusty colored bands and a brownish hue on its floor) (Beaumont L is the rather dark craterlet near the lower left corner of Chart 47).
  • Beaumont's Twenty Nine East Ridge (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the officially unnamed ridge at 29° East, north of Beaumont, see Chart 58, and southeast of Theophilus/ southwest of Madler) (note: the name Twenty Nine East Ridge is some sort of lunar equivalent of the terrestrial Ninety East Ridge on the floor of the Indian Ocean).
  • Bohnenberger Eta (this elongated hill is depicted near the lower right corner of Chart 47) (for Bohnenberger see Chart 58).
  • Capella (Van Langren's Vlacci, J.Hewelcke's Mons Strobilus) (?) (E.A.Whitaker seems to be uncertain about that one).
  • Censorinus (a very bright spot during Full Moon!) (one of the signposts during observations of lunar eclipses) (J.Hewelcke's Prom. Heracleum).
  • Censorinus N (Van Langren's Golii, Riccioli's Beda).
  • Colchis (regio) (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for the region east of Sinus Asperitatis).
  • Daguerre (the floor of this crater contains a strange looking ray-craterlet, once photographed from orbit by CMP Ken Mattingly aboard Apollo 16's CSM Casper, this during the surface excursions of CDR John Young and LMP Charles Duke at the Descartes-Dollond region).
  • Dionysius Exiguus (Riccioli's disallowed name for Censorinus C).
  • Fretum Ponticum (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for the northern part of Mare Nectaris).
  • Gaudibert
  • Isidorus (Van Langren's Laurini, J.Hewelcke's Mons Strobilus).
  • Leakey (this is a possible Concentric Crater).
  • Mädler (Van Langren's Phorylidi, J.Hewelcke's Prom. Freti Pontici).
  • Magni (Van Langren's disallowed name for Capella B) (?) (E.A.Whitaker seems to be uncertain about that one).
  • Mare Nectaris (Van Langren's Sinus Batavicus, J.Hewelcke's Sinus Extremus Ponti) (the northern part of it, occupying the section at the bottom of Chart 47, see Chart 58 for wiki-link).
  • Mare Tranquillitatis (Van Langren's Mare Belgicum, J.Hewelcke's Pontus Euxinus) (the most southern part of it, occupying the upper left section of Chart 47).
  • Mons Herculis (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for the nimbi of Maskelyne A and Censorinus A).
  • Montes Pyrenaeus (near the lower right corner of Chart 47) (J.Hewelcke's Montes Caucasus).
  • Rimae Gutenberg
  • Ruin Basin (an informal NASA related name for the odd 8-shaped or peanut shaped couple of subdued craters west-southwest of Censorinus).
  • Ruin Basin's western hill (a nickname from D.Caes for the officially unnamed hill west of both NASA's Ruin Basin and Censorinus J).
  • Sidewinder Rille (an informal NASA related name for the rille north-northwest of Censorinus K).
  • Sinus Asperitatis (Van Langren's Sinus Batavicus, J.Hewelcke's Sinus Atheniensis).
  • Snellii (Van Langren's disallowed name for Isidorus F) (?) (E.A.Whitaker seems to be uncertain about that one).
  • SP Crater (an informal NASA related name for Censorinus A, the inconspicuous crater just east of the bright Censorinus itself).
  • Terra Mannae (Riccioli's discontinued name for the region between Mare Nectaris and Mare Fecunditatis).
  • Terra Temperantiae (Van Langren's disallowed name for the region between Mare Nectaris and Mare Fecunditatis).
  • Torricelli (Van Langren's Wassenarii).
  • Torricelli B (north-northeast of Torricelli itself, Torricelli B is a very mysterious TLP site because of the strange bluish white appearance of this crater on January the 29th, 1983) (see Additional Information below).
  • Torricelli B hill (a nickname from D.Caes for the officially unnamed hill southwest of Torricelli B).
  • Vallis Capella
  • Vernet (a disallowed name from H.P.Wilkins for Gutenberg G).
  • Wendelini (Van Langren's disallowed name for Maskelyne A).

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


The strange behaviour of Torricelli B (January the 29th, 1983)

This very interesting article, by Marie C. Cook, appeared in the Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 110, 3, 2000 (pages 117-122).
It is not known if other strange appearances of Torricelli B have been reported in astronomical journals, or perhaps in moon-related websites. A search is needed.
- DannyCaes DannyCaes Oct 4, 2015
Thanks Antoine van der Jeugt for photocopies of this article! (A.v.d.Jeugt: Flemish connoisseur and dedicated observer of both the moon and Mars).

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