Highland area, surrounded by the dark areas of Mare Vaporum, Sinus Medii,
and Sinus Aestuum. Complicated rille systems near Triesnecker. Parts of
Bay of Billows. Named by:
Giovanni Riccioli (1598
- 1671). Landing site of
Surveyor 2 .
(250 × 290km /155 ×
(10.9°N, 8.8°W) Flat
area, very few craterlets or ridges.
Mary Adela Blagg (1858 –
1944) English astronomer. Worked on selenography, particularly on the
problem of developing a uniform system of
and on variable star catalogues.
(Dept: 920m /3,018ft) (1.3°N, 1.5°E) Circular, cup shaped, no
Johann Elert Bode. (1747 - 1826) German
astronomer. Creator of
) (Dept: 3,480m /11,417ft) (6.69°N, 2.47°W) Small crater, saucer shaped
with a flat floor. Rays as long as 130km.
Catherine Wolfe Bruce. (1816
- 1900) American philanthropist and patroness of astronomy.
(Dept: 1,270m /4,166ft) (1.15°N, 0.35°E )
Circular and cup-shaped.
Ernst F. F. Chladni (1755 - 1830) German
physicist, discovered, as first, that meteorites are of cosmic
(Dept: 2,630m /8,629ft) (3.97°N, 1.1°E) Roughly circular, small
Latin name for the Bay of the
Middle. Named by
Michael Van Langren,
in his 1645 map. (Other sources note it was named by
Johann Heinrich von Mädler
at a later date).
× 208Mi )
(2.4°N, 1.7°E) Oval shaped. Landing site of
Surveyor 4 and
missions, both landed to the west-southwest of Bruce crater.
Roderick Murchison (1792 - 1871)
) (Dept: 870m /2,854ft) (5.06°N, 0.18°W). Irregular, eroded, partly
obliterated. Forms a Siamese twin with Pallas.
Simon Pallas (1783
- 1862) German physicist, explorer, discoverer of the
Pallas Meteorite at Krasnoyarsk.
irregular, flooded, twinned with Murchison. Pallas A lays across
the northwest rim.
Georg J. von Lauchen (Rhaeticus). (1514-1576)
German astronomer, mathematician. Only pupil of Copernicus,
facilitated the publication of his master's "De
revolutionibus orbium coelestium", (On the Revolutions of
the Heavenly Spheres).
× 49Km /27x30Mi) (Dept: 1,600m /5,249ft) (0.08°N, 4.89°E) Rim
disintegrated, with rifts and notches in the northeast. Oval shaped, floor
N, 01.2° W
N, 03.1° E
12.2° N, 04.4° E
6.0° N, 2.3° W
Franz de Paula Triesnecker. (1745 - 1817)
Austrian astronomer, philosopher.
(Dept: 2.760m /9,055ft)
(4.15° N, 3.58° E) Circular formation.
Central mountain. Rays, most visible when the sun is at a high angle. The
rays extend over 300km.
Friedrich August Ukert.
German librarian and historian.
(Dept: 2,800m /9,190ft)
(7.7°N, 1.35°E) Irregular,
craterlet along the northern rim.
- Sea of Vapors. Named
Giovanni Battista Riccioli in 1651.
(242 km /150Mi
) (13.3°N, 3.6°E) (55,000km² /
the south of the Mare we find a light colored thin line. This feature is