Demonax (aka Jungnitz)
Lat: 77.9°S, Long: 60.8°E, Diam: 128 km, Depth: 5 km, Rükl: 74
Eric Roel, Boussingault, Boguslawsky, Demonax (right of center), Mutus
LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Demonax as seen by a Hasselblad camera of Apollo 15, and captured on color film: AS15-96-13093. In this photograph, the location of Demonax is near the frame's lower left corner. See also the Hi-Res scan: AS15-96-13093 HR.
- Is Demonax the most southern lunar crater captured on color photographs made during the Apollo project? This question could ignite an interesting investigation! (searching the most southern IAU-named lunar formation once captured on Apollo's color photographs).
- Although it is not mentioned in the LPI's search-list of orbital Apollo photographs, Demonax was frequently photographed during the mission of Apollo 15, such as (near the upper margin of) B-and-W frame AS15-95-12988.
- Research and detection of Demonax on Apollo 15 photography: Danny Caes.
(LAC zone 139D4) USGS Digital Atlas PDF
Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 5 km
- Cherrington, 1969: 2.98 km
- Greek philosopher (fl. 2nd century A.D.). Named by Schmidt.
- Called Jungnitz by Franz, but Schmidt's older name (Demonax) was accepted. See Ewen A. Whitaker's Mapping and Naming the Moon, p 225.
- Demonax A seems to have been called Cortes by Hugh P. Wilkins and Patrick Moore. Alas, as with most of the names of both Wilkins and Moore, almost none of their list were accepted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
Mountains Near the South Pole.