South Massif (Apollo 17 site mountain name)
Lat: 20.0°N, Long: 30.4°E, Diam: 16 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25
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Plus four "forgotten" Hasselblads of the South Massif, photographed one orbit before landing; AS17-147-22464, 22465, 22466, and 22467. The last one of those four AS17-147-22467 was included on pages 292-293 of the article EXPLORING TAURUS-LITTROW by Harrison H. Schmitt (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, september 1973). Note the distant CSM America in front of South Massif's summit! Research: - DannyCaes Dec 17, 2007
Mike Constantine's assembled panorama of Apollo 17's Station 1 shows the South Massif at left (behind the Lunar Roving Vehicle).
(LAC zone 43D4) LAC map Geologic map LTO map
The Landing Site Name "South Massif" is plotted on Topophotomap 43D1/S1 and Site Traverses chart 43D1S2.
Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 17 site.
As seen from Apollo 17's site at the floor of the Taurus-Littrow valley (from the actual landing site of LM Challenger), the location of the South Massif is west-southwest, and not south. The mountain mass which is located south (or rather south-southeast) is Mons Vitruvius.- DannyCaes Feb 10, 2013
APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 3: The Terrae (Part 1), Figure 39.