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Lat: 78.3°N, Long: 26.6°W, Diam: 81 km, Depth: 1.38 km, Rükl: 4

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LO-IV-140H 8-km Mouchez B and 13-km Mouchez C are on the floor of Mouchez (which is missing most, if not all, of its eastern and southern rim). 17-km Mouchez J is partially visible on the left as is 51-km Mouchez A at the top. The shadows in the upper right come from sculpted hills that are not part of any IAU-named feature.


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Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 1.38 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 2.01 km
  • The peak on the right in LO-IV-140H is about 1700 m tall. - JimMosher
  • Internal peak heights by Sekiguchi, 1972:
    • 0.5 km "A peak on the westerly eccentric position of the floor"
    • 0.3 km "A small peak which may be the true central peak"
    • 0.3 km "A low hill" east of the above two peaks
    • 0.3 km "A long dyke extended towards the north wall of Mouchez B" - fatastronomer
  • Mouchez A central peak height


  • Named for Ernest Amedee Barthelemy Mouchez (1821-1892), a French astronomer.
  • The name was apparently adopted by the IAU into the original nomenclature scheme of Named Lunar Formations (1935) based on a lunar map published by Gaudibert and Fenet in 1887 (Whitaker, p. 150).
  • Is there an unnamed catena passing Mouchez L and Mouchez C?! See (discovered by SandiBandi).
  • Interesting discovery SandiBandi !!! (Catena Mouchez C - Mouchez L). Danny C.

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