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Mons Argaeus

Lat: 19.0°N, Long: 29.0°E, Diam: 50 km, Height: 2.5 km, [/R%C3%BCkl%2025 Rükl: 25]

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[#Mons Argaeus Mons Argaeus]
[#Mons Argaeus-Images Images]
[#Mons Argaeus-Maps Maps]
[#Mons Argaeus-Description Description]
[#Mons Argaeus-Description: Elger Description: Elger]
[#Mons Argaeus-Description: Wikipedia Description: Wikipedia]
[#Mons Argaeus-Additional Information Additional Information]
[#Mons Argaeus-Nomenclature Nomenclature]
[#Mons Argaeus-LPOD Articles LPOD Articles]
[#Mons Argaeus-Bibliography Bibliography]
external image normal_Littrow%20Rilles%20AS15-87-11709HR.jpg
Apollo 15 image AS15-87-11709 In this view looking south from over [/Mare%20Serenitatis Mare Serenitatis], Mons Argaeus is at the right-hand end of mountain chain, above the black plus-mark. The "large" crater below Mons Argaeus is the 6-km diameter [/Clerke Clerke] with the channels of [/Rimae%20Littrow Rimae Littrow] visible in front of it. To the right of [/Clerke Clerke] is a chain of craters known to the IAU as [/Catena%20Littrow Catena Littrow]. On the left, the prominent peak touching the tip of the rocket nozzle appears to be the [/North%20Massif North Massif] of the [/Apollo%2017%20site Apollo 17 landing site]. Mons Argaeus is actually much larger, but more distant. The 2-km diameter foreground crater (touching the body of the rocket engine in the lower left) is unnamed, but it is on the outer flanks of [/Littrow Littrow], which is just out of the frame to the left.


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([/IAU%20Directions IAU Directions]) MOUNT ARGAEUS.--There are few objects on the moon's visible surface which afford a more striking and beautiful picture than this mountain and its surrounding heights with their shadows a few hours after sunrise. It attains an altitude of more than 8,000 feet above the Mare, and at a certain phase resembles a bright spear-head or dagger. There is a well- defined rimmed depression abutting on its southern point.

Description: Wikipedia

Mons Argaeus

Additional Information

Depth data from [/Kurt%20Fisher%20crater%20depths Kurt Fisher database]
  • Viscardy, 1985: 2.5 km


  • Named from peak in Asia Minor (now Erciyas Dagi).
  • Mary Blagg's [/Collated%20List Collated List] (1913) indicates it had been known as [/Vitruvius Vitruvius] alpha to [/Beer%20and%20M%C3%A4dler Beer and Mädler], and as Cape Chamisso to J.F.J. Schmidt. Neison used Mons Argaeus which was the form adopted into the original IAU nomenclature of [/Named%20Lunar%20Formations Named Lunar Formations] (1935). According to [/Whitaker Whitaker] (p. 150), the name Mons Argaeus had been introduced by [/Webb Webb] in the 1860's.
  • Argaeus's Elongated Depression (a name from D.Caes for the curious oblong "crater" southwest of Mons Argaeus). Could it (this elongated depression) be a "disconnected" part of the linear rille immediately west of Mons Argaeus? (which seems to be part of the main linear rille of the Rimae Littrow system).

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  • [/Blagg%20and%20M%C3%BCller Blagg and Müller].
  • Elger, TG (1892) Selenographical Notes: Mt. Argaeus and its surroundings. Observatory #194, 405-408.
  • Schmidt's "Cap Chamisso" (Mons Argaeus): [/Whitaker Whitaker] page 224, Appendix L.
  • APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 4: The Maria (Part 1), Figure 60.

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