Rükl 62

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Rükl Zone 62 - SCHICKARD

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)
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Named Features

  • Clausius (J.Hewelcke's Montana Pharan).
  • Dark V (a nickname from D.Caes for the officially unnamed "V"-shaped lake at 36 degrees South/ 35 degrees West, south-southwest of Lepaute).
  • Dorsum Clausius H (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the wrinkle ridge near Clausius H, in the long lobate scarp south of Vitello and east of Lacus Excellentiae).
  • Dorsum Vitello R (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the short wrinkle ridge in Lacus Vitello R, south of Vitello itself) (note: this short wrinkle ridge is part of the long lobate scarp east of Lacus Excellentiae) (see photograph in LROC RDR Product Lunar Lobate Scarps).
  • Drebbel
  • Fons Tadnos (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for the two dark patches on the floor of Schickard).
  • Inghirami
  • Lacus Excellentiae (Van Langren's Lacus Masii, J.Hewelcke's Montana Pharan, Riccioli's Kristmannus) (note: there's an unnamed lobate scarp east of Lacus Excellentiae, south of Vitello) (this scarp needs investigation).
  • Lacus Vitello R (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the low-albedo region immediately south of Vitello) (contains the craterlet Vitello R, and part of the unnamed lobate scarp mentioned above).
  • Lee
  • Lehmann
  • Lepaute
  • Mons Nitriae (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for the dark spots at Lepaute D).
  • Mons Troicus (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for the northeastern part of the wall of Schickard).
  • Nobelarii (Van Langren's disallowed name for the low-albedo crater Drebbel E, northeast of Lehmann).
  • Quaresini (Van Langren's disallowed name for the hill Lee Eta) (see page 196 in E.A.Whitaker's Mapping and Naming the Moon) (if I only knew the pinpoint location of Lee Eta...) (I wonder if there will ever be Greek letter designations on the LROC's Act-React Quick Map...).
  • Schickard (note: the dark spots on the floor of Schickard were called Savedrae and Vici by Van Langren).
  • SMART-1 (impacted on September 3, 2006, slightly west of Lacus Excellentiae).
  • Terra Caloris (Riccioli's discontinued name for the whole of Chart 62).
  • Unexpected remains of a possible basin (see this page).
  • Vitello (Van Langren's Bickeri).

Lettered Crater Locations

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Full zone with lettered craters

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Lettered craters by quadrants

(the dashed white lines are the centerlines of the Rükl zones)
North West
North East

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South West
South East

Additional Information

Dark V

  • Note the dark "V"-shaped figure at 36°30' South/ 35° West (an unnamed lacus) which is noticeable during and after Full Moon.- DannyCaes Nov 20, 2008