Mons Agnes (in Ina caldera)
Lat: 18.6°N, Long: 5.3°E, Diam: 0 km, Height: km, Rükl 22
AS17-M-1518 Mons Agnes is a vaguely defined rise on the floor of the Ina caldera. According to the Topophotomap it is at most 30 m tall. The white arrow points to its purported position very close to the east rim, although no indication of a raised feature can be seen at that position in this lower sun view. Besides Ina, the other IAU-named features in this field are Osama and Dag.
It is unclear from the Topophotomap if Mons Agnes is a thought to be a dome-shaped rise on the floor or an inward extension of the east rim of Ina. The high resolution versions of the Apollo images show more of a depression than a rise at this position. Possibly Mons Agnes is meant to be the ridge between two of these depressions (with which the floor of Ina is scalloped. - Jim Mosher
- IAU page: Mons Agnes
- For examples of Apollo photos of Ina (and Mons Agnes?) at much higher resolution see the freely available article by G. J. Taylor (2006) which includes some of the startlingly clear images from the article in Nature by Schultz, Staid and Pieters (2006).
- Greek female name.
- According to NASA RP-1097, "Mons Agnes" is a Minor Feature whose name was originally intended only for use in connection with Topophotomap 41C3/S1(on which it is plotted).
See at page Ina
- Schultz, Peter H.; Staid, Matthew I.; Pieters, Carlé M. (2006). Lunar activity from recent gas release. Nature, Volume 444, Issue 7116, pp. 184-186.
- Taylor, G. J. (2006). Recent Gas Escape from the Moon. Planetary Science Research Discoveries. (Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii).