Rükl Zone 35 - ARAGO
Neighboring maps on the Rükl Nearside 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
- Al-Bakri (once called Drossos by F.C.Lamech).
- Aldrin (Edwin Aldrin, the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 11).
- Apollo 11 (see also Statio Tranquillitatis, the official name of the landingsite of Apollo 11's LM Eagle).
- Arago (Van Langren's Bakii, J.Hewelcke's Insula Cilicum).
- There's a very difficult to detect ghost-crater immediately north-northwest of the bowl-shaped crater Arago B. This ghost-crater is a little bit larger than Arago B itself. There's also a small shallow rimless crater just north-northeast of Arago B.
- Arago Domes (Arago Alpha and Arago Beta).
- Arcuate Fractures (not really a name, these are the seldom mentioned curved "grooves" south of Arago) (as far as I know there's only one book which has a description about those arcs: Piero Leonardi's Volcanos and Impact Craters on the Moon and Mars, 1970). - DannyCaes Oct 3, 2015
- Armstrong (Neil Armstrong, the Commander of Apollo 11).
- Auwers Tholus (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the curious dome-like hillock south-southwest of Auwers, see upper left corner of Chart 35).
- Carrel (Jansen B) (once called Carrington by J.F.J.Schmidt).
- Cat's Paw (an informal NASA related name for the irregular craterlet west of the landingsite of Apollo 11, aka Statio Tranquillitatis).
- Chain Gulch (an informal NASA related name for an irregular oblong craterlet about halfway between Armstrong and the system of wrinkle ridges officially known as Lamont) (should be re-named Dorsa Lamont).
- Collins (Michael Collins, the Command Module Pilot of Apollo 11).
- Dark Crater (an informal NASA related name for the small crater immediately southeast of Sabine).
- Dionysius (Van Langren's Gutschovii, J.Hewelcke's Mons Horminius) (note its system of dark rays, see description near bottom of this Rukl page).
- Dorsum Arago E (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the wrinkle ridge east of Arago E, running southward toward its source Lamont).
- Dorsum Jansen G (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the wrinkle ridge south-southwest of Jansen G, running toward its source Lamont).
- Dorsum Maskelyne M (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the wrinkle ridge near Maskelyne M, running southwestward toward its source Lamont).
- Dorsum Ross D (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the wrinkle ridge south of Ross D, running all the way southward toward its source Lamont).
- Faye Ridge (an informal NASA related name for a wrinkle ridge southeast of Armstrong).
- Gwilt, G. (a disallowed name from W.R.Birt for one of the couple of bowl-shaped craters Ritter B and Ritter C, also called the Gwilt Brothers).
- Gwilt, J. (Ritter B or Ritter C) (who was who?).
- Insula Arrhentias (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for a bright area north of Moltke) (see Chart 46 for Moltke) (could this be the same area of Apollo 11's Statio Tranquillitatis?).
- Jansen E (the most awful nitpickers of selenography might have noticed the absence of the label Jansen E at the craterlet in the upper right corner of chart 35 in Antonin Rukl's printed version of his atlas. The same absence is noticeable at the lower right corner of chart 24).
- Lamont (a curious oval-shaped system of wrinkle ridges, should be re-named Dorsa Lamont).
- Last Ridge (an informal NASA related name for the vaguely noticeable wrinkle ridge just east of the landingsite of Apollo 11, aka Statio Tranquillitatis).
- Mare Tranquillitatis (Van Langren's Mare Belgicum, J.Hewelcke's Pontus Euxinus) (almost the whole of Chart 35) (the region at left is, or was, Riccioli's Terra Sanitatis).
- Potamos (a disallowed name from F.C.Lamech for a section of Rima Ariadaeus).
- Question mark (a nickname from D.Caes for the chain of tiny high-albedo craterlets in the shape of a question mark, east of Lamont, at 5°30' North/ 27° East).
- Ranger 6 (impacted on February 2, 1964, between Arago and Ross, near a small cluster of domes which D.Caes calls the Ranger 6 domes).
- Ranger 8 (impacted on February 20, 1965, north of Armstrong).
- Rima Recta (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the curious straight rille which runs south-southeast of Carrel) (Rima Recta is a wonderful test-object for all sorts of amateur telescopes! It was photographed by Lunar Orbiter 4 on frame LO4-078-h2 (near the frame's lower left corner), and it is described in the LPOD Pushes and Pulls on the Edge of an Enigma).
- Rimae Maclear (once known as Fossa (or Fossae?) Maclear, see Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 60-B1).
- Rimae Ritter
- Rimae Sosigenes (and the SIMP, Sosigenes Irregular Mare Patch).
- Ross (Van Langren's Fromondi, J.Hewelcke's Insula Apollonia Minor).
- Ross Mu (the hill east of Ross, west of Carrel) (see page 115 in Tony Dethier's Maanmonografieen).
- Sabine (Van Langren's Cambierii).
- Scopuli Erichtini (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for the somewhat bright areas at Arago and Jansen).
- Seagull (a nickname from both D.North and A.Peck for the curious system of bay-shaped crater segments south-southwest of Al Bakri, mentioned in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon).
- SIMP (Sosigenes Irregular Mare Patch) (a name from D.Caes for the pronounced IMP on the floor of the officially unnamed elongated depression at Rimae Sosigenes).
- Sinus Honoris
- Statio Tranquillitatis (the landingsite of LM Eagle of Apollo 11).
- Surveyor 5 (soft-landed on September 11, 1967, west-northwest of Collins) (Surveyor 5: A hole-in-one).
- T (a "nickname" from D.Caes for the T-shaped kipuka southwest of Arago E / north-northwest of Arago D, at LAT: 7.89 / LON: 21.93, very near or at the dome Arago Alpha) (the diameter of the T is something of 300 meter, see the LRO's high resolution NAC photographs in the ACT-REACT Quick Map).
- Terra Sanitatis (Riccioli's discontinued name for the region west of Mare Tranquillitatis).
- The Triangle (an informal NASA related name for a trio of craterlets south of Aldrin).
- The Trio (an informal NASA related name for a somewhat elliptical craterlet south of Sabine C) (source of The Trio's location: the ACT-REACT Quick Map, LRO photography).
- The 'Z' (an informal NASA related "name" for a small formation east-northeast of the landingsite of Apollo 11) (source of the location of the 'Z': the ACT-REACT Quick Map, LRO photography) (I must say, I don't see something like a 'Z' at that location, although I wear glasses...- DannyCaes Jan 4, 2016).
- Wagon Road (an informal NASA related name for the small section of Rimae Hypatia east-southeast of Sabine, just north of the westernmost larger part of Rimae Hypatia which was called U.S. Highway Number One during the heydays of Project Apollo, see Chart 46).
- West (near the landingsite of LM Eagle of Apollo 11).
Lettered Crater Locations
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Full zone with lettered craters:
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Dionysius Dark Rays
This unofficial name is incorporated on chart 12 of the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon (C.A. Wood/ M. Collins). As far as I know, this it is the only printed source which shows the existence of the system of dark rays surrounding Dionysius! - DannyCaes Sep 22, 2013