Promontorium Deville

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Promontorium Deville

Lat: 43.2°N, Long: 1.0°E, Diam: 20 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 12

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LO-IV-115H According to its IAU coordinates, Promontorium Deville is the area of peaks starting at the arrow and extending slightly to the north. However LAC 25, and the USGS Geologic Map drawn from it, identify Promontorium Deville as a group of lower hills to the north of this (only a small portion of which is visible at the top margin). That definition does not include the peaks indicated by the present arrow. Promontorium Agassiz (regarding which there is no controversy) is the lower triangular area of peaks indicated by the other arrow. - JimMosher


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images
Although there seems to be nothing in the LPI's Apollo Images Search for Promontorium Deville and adjacent peaks in the Montes Alpes, there ARE orbital Apollo photographs of those peaks! For example: Fairchild-Metric image AS15-M-1538 which shows these peaks at the centre of the curved horizon! (north of Aristillus). Research Danny Caes.


(LAC zone 25B4) LAC map Geologic map


Description: Wikipedia

Promontorium Deville

Additional Information

  • Promontorium Deville (0.783° E., 43.00° N) was measured as 1300 m tall by the Brandon Valley High School astronomy class as reported in Selenology vol 24, no. 3 (Autumn 2005), pp. 20-21.- fatastronomer
  • Boint measured its height at 2200m (Boint, 2001).- fatastronomer


  • Named for Sainte-Claire Charles Deville (1814-1876), a French geologist.
  • According to Whitaker (p. 224), this name was introduced by Schmidt.
  • See Montes Alpes for a broader Lunar Orbiter view showing the feature identified as Promontorium Deville on LAC 25.

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