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Rükl Zone 25 - ROMER

Neighboring maps on the Rükl Nearside Map:










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)
Background image source

Named Features

  • Apollo 17 (sixth manned landing on the moon, Apollo 17's LM Challenger soft-landed on December 11, 1972, at the Taurus-Littrow Valley).
  • Apollo 17 ascent stage of LM Challenger (seems to have impacted at 19.96° North/ 30.50° East, on one of the slopes of the South Massif, alas, out of sight of the television camera on Apollo 17's Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) at the Taurus-Littrow Valley).
  • (who knows, perhaps in the year 2017 there will be a small unmanned four-wheeled rover from AUDI at the Taurus-Littrow Valley, crawling its way toward "Challenger's Baby") (the Lunar Roving Vehicle of Apollo 17).
  • Ataturk (a disallowed name from H.P.Wilkins for Romer A, north-northeast of Romer itself) (Romer A was also called Stephanides by F.C.Lamech).
  • Beketov
  • Bernini (a disallowed name for the bowl shaped crater Jansen L near Rima Jansen, see Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 61-A1).
  • Brewster
  • Carmichael (Van Langren's Brunii).
  • Catena Le Monnier (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the row of tiny depressions on the floor of Le Monnier).
  • Catena Littrow
  • Chacornac
  • Ching-Te
  • Clerke
  • Dorsa Barlow
  • Esclangon
  • Evans (an unofficial name from D.Caes for one of the officially unnamed craterlets near the landingsite of Apollo 17 at the Taurus-Littrow valley) (Ronald Evans, 1933-1990, Command Module Pilot of Apollo 17).
  • Fabbroni
  • Fat Eight (a nickname from D.Caes for the curious "8" shaped formation about halfway between Beketov and Vitruvius).
  • Fisher (a disallowed name from H.P.Wilkins for Vitruvius B, southeast of Vitruvius itself).
  • Franck
  • Franz
  • Gardner
  • Gardner Megadome (south of Gardner, unofficial name).
  • Hill
  • Jansen R's small companion (a nickname from D.Caes for the officially unnamed ghost-crater southeast of the much larger ghost-crater Jansen R), see http://bit.ly/2wtwbzB
  • Lacus Bonitatis (J.Hewelcke's Paludes Cimmeriae).
  • Lacus Locusta', or: Lobster Lake (lunar observer Ronb(ee)s nickname for a lobster-like area near Lacus Bonitatis) (could also be on Chart 26, I have to check this out, - DannyCaes Nov 12, 2015).
  • Le Monnier
  • Littrow
  • Luna 21 (soft-landed on January 15, 1973, at the southern part of Le Monnier's floor) (Luna 21 delivered mankind's second unmanned 8-wheeled crawler, known as Lunokhod 2) (after Luna 17 with its Lunokhod 1 south of Promontorium Heraclides).
  • Maraldi
  • Mons Argaeus
  • Mons Esam
  • Mons Maraldi
  • Mons Vitruvius (of which the northern part was called East Massif during the mission of Apollo 17 in december 1972).
  • Montes Taurus (J.Hewelcke's Taurica Chersonnesus).
  • Newcomb (Van Langren's Boivinii, J.Hewelcke's Mons Trapezus).
  • Prom. Arietis (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for a certain area near Vitruvius).
  • Rima Carmen
  • Rima Jansen (near the lower left corner of Chart 25).
  • Rima Rudolf (once called Fossa Rudolf, see Lunar Topophotomap 42C3S3).
  • Rimae Chacornac (once known as Fossa (or Fossae?) Chacornac, see Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 43-A4).
  • Rimae Littrow (once known as Fossae Littrow, see Lunar Topographic Orthophotomaps 42-C2, 43-A4, 43-D1).
  • Rimae Römer (once known as Fossa (or Fossae?) Romer, see Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 43-A4).
  • Römer (Van Langren's Cartesii, J.Hewelcke's Mons Berosus).
  • Sinus Amoris (Van Langren's Sinus Opticus, J.Hewelcke's Palus Byces).
  • Stella
  • Stephanides (a disallowed name from F.C.Lamech for Romer A, north-northeast of Romer itself) (Romer A was also called Ataturk by H.P.Wilkins).
  • Taurus-Littrow Valley (the landingsite of Apollo 17's LM Challenger, between the North and South Massifs).
  • Terra Sapientiae (Van Langren's disallowed name for the region occupying the upper right part of Chart 25).
  • Terra Vitae (Riccioli's discontinued name for the region occupying the upper right part of Chart 25).
  • Theophrastus
  • Vitruvius (Van Langren's Cocci).

Additional IAU-named features associated with the Apollo 17 Site

Luna 21 and Lunokhod 2

See LPOD Close-Up of a Rille (December 19, 2008).
Unofficial names along the track of Lunokhod 2:
  • Circle harbour
  • Far cape
  • Fossa Incospicua
  • Fossa Recta
  • Gentle crater
  • Near cape
  • Oncoming hills

Lettered Crater Locations

(click on the thumbnails to display full-sized images; use browser BACK button to return - the dashed white lines are the midpoints of the Rükl zones)

Full zone with lettered craters:
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Lettered craters by quadrants:
North West
North East

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South West
South East

Additional Information