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Borel (in the southeastern part of Mare Serenitatis)

(formerly Le Monnier C)

Lat: 22.3°N, Long: 26.4°E, Diam: 4 km, Depth: 1.09 km, Rükl: 24

external image normal_Borel_AS17-M-0795_LTVT.JPG
AS17-M-0795 Regarding the background mottles: a similar pattern appears on all the Apollo 17 Metric images of this region, but the details of the reticulation are different on every frame. The pattern is listed as a photographic defect on LTO-42C2 (see annotation in lower right corner).


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- The bowl-shaped crater Borel was also captured on Apollo 15's orbital ITEK-panoramic frame AS15-P-9304 and its stereo-companion 9309. Borel is the largest one of the depicted craters.
- Post sunrise views of Borel were captured on Apollo 17's ITEK frames AS17-P-2319 and AS17-P-2326. On both frames, scroll to the right until you see the largest one of the small craters: that's Borel.
Additional research orbital Apollo 15 and Apollo 17 photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 42C2) LAC map Geologic map LM map LTO map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.09 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 0.95 km
  • The shadow in AS17-M-0795 suggests a bowl-shaped form with a maximum depth of about 1060 m. - Jim Mosher
  • The WAC mosaic in the online LROC ACT-REACT QUICK MAP shows some sort of dark concentric band just below Borel's rim (all the way around on its inner slopes). - DannyCaes Aug 20, 2017


Félix Édouard Émile; French mathematician (1871-1956).

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