Mons Vinogradov

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Mons Vinogradov

(current IAU name; formerly Mons Euler and before that Euler Beta)

Lat: 22.4°N, Long: 32.4°W, Diam: 25 km, Height: 1.4 km, Rükl: 19

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LO-IV-133H Mons Vinogradov is the hilly region in the center. The band of information on the left is the framelet numbers and calibration data of the Lunar Orbiter imaging system.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images (some of the Apollo project's orbital photographs of Mons Vinogradov are online as Euler Beta).

  • Mons Vinogradov was captured on Apollo 17's orbital ITEK-panoramic frames AS17-P-3114, AS17-P-3115 and AS17-P-3116 (in all three frames; scroll to the right)(toward the central parts of the frames).
  • Apollo 15's Fairchild camera frame AS15-M-2598 shows Mons Vinogradov slightly above and to the left of the frame's centre. It should be mentioned that the series of oblique southward looking Fairchild photographs of Mons Vinogradov (in Apollo 15's REV 71) are very interesting material to create 3D-STEREO images!
  • Research orbital Apollo photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 39C2) LAC map Geologic map LM map LTO map


Description: Wikipedia

Mons Vinogradov

Additional Information

  • The height in the title line is from LTO 39C2 which places the highest peak at 7455 m compared to surroundings at 6000 m. - Jim Mosher


  • Named for Aleksandr Pavlovich Vinogradov (1895-1975), a Soviet geochemist and cosmochemist.
  • This feature was known as Euler Beta in both the original IAU nomenclature of Blagg and Müller as well as in the later System of Lunar Craters.
  • In 1973 the IAU dropped all the Greek-lettered names, declaring: “Elevated regions will generally require new designations” (IAU Transactions XVB).
  • The name of A. P. Vinogradov was placed in a bank of 20 “names for future use on the moon” in 1976 (IAU Transactions XVIB). In the same Transactions, Mons Euler in "LAC Region 39" was among the 12 names "assigned to lunar elevations" recommended for approval by the WGPSN.
  • Three years later, apparently unaware that a new name had been approved in 1976, Vinogradov was approved as a "montes", replacing Euler Beta (IAU Transactions XVIIB).
  • The on-line IAU Planetary Gazetteer lists Mons Vinogradov as a replacement name for Mons Euler, a name it says was "never approved", giving LAC-39 as a reference. The statement that Mons Euler was never approved appears to be an error on the part of the Gazetteer. Also, although the feature that is presumed to be the one named Mons Euler in 1976 appears on LAC-39, it is not labeled as Mons Euler or that map, nor on any other map I am aware of. - Jim Mosher
  • The name Vinogradov (honoring a different person) was also briefly attached to the crater now known as Natasha.
  • In his informal 1953 tour of Mare Imbrium, Leland Copeland referred to Mons Vinogradov as Cluster Mountain. Research: Danny Caes.
  • Another unofficial name is that for the system of hillocks near Mons Vinogradov, Natasha, and Euler which was called the Lothrop hills on the greenish Rand McNally moonmap and on the same moonmap in Patrick Moore's Atlas of the Universe (1983). The exact origin of the name Lothrop hills is unknown. Harold Hill called it the Euler group in his book A Portfolio Of Lunar Drawings.
  • On Map 5 in the Hatfield Photographic Lunar Atlas (edited by Jeremy Cook, 1999) there seems to be a craterlet southeast of Mons Vinogradov which is called... Vinogradov. - DannyCaes Apr 14, 2010
  • Misspelled as Mons Vinodradov on Map 7 and as Vinagradov on Map 8 in The Hatfield Photographic Lunar Atlas.- DannyCaes Jan 26, 2013
  • Called Ricci by Van Langren (Langrenus).

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