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Cinco (Apollo 16 site craterlet name)

Lat: 9.1°S, Long: 15.5°E, Diam: 0 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 45

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Apollo 16 Site Traverses Chart The name refers to a cluster of five craterlets, not just the one labeled. These five were called Cinco a, b, c, d, and e. The largest of them (Cinco a) is the most northern one of the five. See labeled photograph in section Additional Information below.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images Because Apollo 16's Geology Station 4 was located immediately westward of the largest one of the five Cinco-craterlets (the most northern one of them), its shadowed eastern inner slope should be visible on eastward looking photographs made by both CDR John Young and LMP Charles Duke.
- DannyCaes Nov 1, 2016
Southward view from Spook crater (Station 2) which shows the cluster of the five Cincos on the slope of Stone Mountain (source: ALSJ).


(LAC zone 78D2) LAC map Geologic map LM map LTO map Topophotomap

Specially prepared digital maps which show Apollo 16's Geology Station 4 near craterlet Cinco-a, by Brian J. McInnal, APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL - Eric M. Jones
Map of Station 4 near Cinco-a (south up)
Much more detailed map of Station 4 near Cinco-a (north up)


The Landing Site Name "Cinco" is plotted on Site Traverses chart 78D2/S2 .

Description: Wikipedia

Cinco (correct link)

Additional Information

Certain digital lunar atlases show wrong coordinates for Cinco. 10 degrees too much southward! - DannyCaes Feb 15, 2010
See labeled photograph of the Stone Mountain area which shows the location of the cluster of five craterlets Cinco a, b, c, d, and e north of Crown on the slope of Stone Mountain (source: Apollo Lunar Surface Journal - Eric M. Jones, at 144:35:02 GET into the mission of Apollo 16).


Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 16 site.
Cinco is the Spanish word for 5 (five). There are five craterlets in the cluster called Cinco.
A small bowl-shaped crater further upward (southward) on the slope of Stone Mountain was unofficially called Crown (see page 222 in David M. Harland's Exploring the Moon; the Apollo expeditions (Springer, 1999).

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David M. Harland: EXPLORING THE MOON, the Apollo expeditions.