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Kathleen (in Palus Putredinis)

Lat: 25.4°N, Long: 0.7°W, Diam: 5 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 22

external image normal_Kathleen_AS15-M-1679_LTVT.JPGAS15-M-1679 IAU-approved feature names in this detail from an Apollo Metric Camera frame include Kathleen, Ian and Rima Vladimir. For named features in the area adjoining this on the right see Ann.


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A wonderful telescopic photograph which was made by the dedicated lunar observer Bob Pilz shows Kathleen in the very centre of it. The somewhat curved chain of mountains (running diagonally over the lower left part of the photograph) is Montes Apenninus. North is to the right. Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 41A3) LAC map Geologic map LM map LTO map Topophotomap


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Additional Information

In certain digital lunar atlases, the location of Kathleen was erroneously positioned at farside crater Katchalsky.- DannyCaes Jan 23, 2010

- Orbital HASSELBLAD photographs of Kathleen, made by the astronauts of Apollo 15 and Apollo 17. Research: Danny Caes
Apollo 15, Magazine QQ (black and white):
Apollo 15, Magazine O (color):
Apollo 17, Magazine KK (color):

- Orbital FAIRCHILD-Metric (Mapping) camera photographs of Kathleen, made during the mission of Apollo 15. Research: Danny Caes
Revolution 16: frames 416 to 419.
Revolution 22: frames 587 to 591.
Revolution 23: frames 853 to 858.
Revolution 27: frames 994 to 998.
Revolution 33: frames 1136 to 1140.
Revolution 34: frames 1423 to 1426.
Revolution 38: frames 1677 to 1681.
Revolution 44: frames 1820 to 1823.
Revolution 60: frames 2048 to 2051.
Revolution 62: frames 2162 to 2165.
Revolution 63: frames 2306 to 2309.

- Orbital ITEK-panoramic photographs of Kathleen, made during the mission of Apollo 15. Research: Danny Caes
Revolution 16:
Forward Facing Camera: Frame 9384.
Aft Facing Camera: Frame 9389.
Revolution 50:
Forward Facing Camera: Frames 9819 and 9821.
Aft Facing Camera: Frames 9824 and 9826.
Revolution 61:
Vertical Facing Camera: Frames 9930 and 9931.


Irish female name.
  • According to NASA RP-1097, "Kathleen" is a Minor Feature whose name was originally intended only for use in connection with Topophotomap 41A3/S1(on which it is plotted).
  • The rille at whose end Kathleen is situated was provisionally called "Rima Mozart" on the Topophotmap. This name was not approved by the IAU.
  • Although it (the oblong depression which is officially called Kathleen) was large enough to be depicted by Antonin Rukl on chart 22 of his Atlas of the Moon, it (the name Kathleen) was not printed near it (not printed at all).- DannyCaes May 26, 2010
  • One of the main-belt asteroids in our solar system is also called Kathleen; 3754 Kathleen.- DannyCaes Mar 24, 2013

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Watching the other rilles (vent V2: Kathleen)


Perhaps interesting to know that there was once a lady known as Kathleen Auvil (of Montrose, Randolph County, West Virginia) who detected some sort of pseudo-meteorite and submitted it to Frank C. Cross (see his article Hypothetical Meteorites of Sedimentary Origin, Popular Astronomy, 1947) (and page 305 in: Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies, William R. Corliss, The Sourcebook Project, 1979).