The eastern shore of Mara Imbrium is one of the most interesting areas of the Moon's surface. We see the lunar Alps, the solitary mountain Pico, and the triangle formed by the craters Archimedes, Autolycus, and Aristillus. Not far from Autolycus Luna two landed.
Crater. (55 km /34 Mi ø ) (Dept: 3,650 m /11,975 ft), (34°N, 1°E) Ray crater, forms a pair with Autolycus. Circular formation. Steep and chaotic slopes. High walls with terraces. Flat floor. Three central mountains, 900 m / 2,953ft high.
Crater. (39 km /24.5 Mi ø ) (Dept: 3,430 m /11,253 ft) (30.7° N, 1.5° E) Forms a triangle with Aristillus and Archimedes. Circular formation. Very steep slopes supporting the craterlet Autolycus A to the East. High walls, with terraces a flat chaotic floor a central mountain and hills.
CASSINI - 1. Giovanni Domenico Cassini, 1625 - 1712. Italian - French Astronomer. found the solar parallax, discovered 4 more moons of Saturn, measured the rotation of Jupiter, and the "Cassini divide" in the ring system of Saturn. - 2. Jaques J. Cassini (1677 - 1756) Son of G.D.Cassini, and director of the Observatoire de Paris.
Crater. (12 Km /7 Mi ø ) (Dept: 1,830 m /5,500 ft) (39.2° N, 5.6° W) Sharp edges, bowl shaped circular formation with steep slopes and high walls. Rounded floor. A number of smaller craters are nearby.
Montes. (Length: 180 km /111 Mi) (With: 20 km /12.5 Mi) (Height max: 2,400 m /7,300 ft) (46.4° N, 0.8° E) The ridge is approximately 180 km long, consisting of mountains, mountain massifs, and deep valleys, like Alpes Vallis, which divides the Mountain range in two parts. (See chart 4.)
MONS BLANC - Mons Blanc was named after Mont Blanc, a mountain in the Alps on Earth.
Mountain. (25 Km /16Mi ø ) (Height: 3,600 m /11,811 ft) (45°N, 1°E) Mons Blanc is the tallest mountain in the Montes Alpes range on the Moon.
Mountain. (60 km x 25 km /37 Mi x 15.5 Mi ø ) (Height: 1,400 m /4,200 ft) (34.6°N, 5.4°W) (35.0°N, 5.0°W) Mountain range with peaks up till 1500m. Lava flooded valleys. Long shadows when the sun is low in the sky, during the lunar dawn or dusk.
PIAZZI SMYTH - Charles Piazzi Smyth. (Born: Great Britain, 1819 - Died: 1900) British Astronomer, Selenographer. Director of the Edinburgh Observatory. Author of a Pseudo-Scientific a book on numerology concerning the Cheops Pyramid.
PROMOTORIUM AGASSIZ - Cape Agassiz. Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz. (Louis Agassiz) (Born: Môtier, Switzerland, in 1807 - Died: Cambridge, England, 1873) Fish and glaciation specialist. Physicist, Naturalist. Work on a Pseudo-scientific Racism theory. (But not a racist himself). Opponent to the theory of Darwin. Named by: Schmidt (1878).