Cochise (Apollo 17 site craterlet name)
Lat: 20.2°N, Long: 30.8°E, Diam: 1 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25
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- According to Eric M. Jones's ALSJ (Apollo Lunar Surface Journal), Apollo 17's color Hasselblad frames AS17-146-22404 to 22412 (see the LPI's scans of Magazine F/ 146) should show oblique views of crater Cochise, as seen from the LRV, en-route from Station 8 to Station 9.
Hi-Res scans of AS17-146-22404 to 22412 (source: Eric M. Jones's Apollo Lunar Surface Journal and Kipp Teague's Project Apollo Archive):
Additional research: Danny Caes
- ALSJ contributor Bob Fry noticed the location of Apollo 17's distant LM Challenger, as seen from Station 8 near the Sculptured Hills, looking over crater Cochise.
The Landing Site Name "Cochise" is plotted on Topophotomap 43D1/S1 and Site Traverses chart 43D1S2.
- Cochise (crater) - "Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches, Cochise, a humanist in his own right, is a representative of the first race of explorers of the Americas. The Indian people, although victims of the antipathy still felt between different races, nonetheless were among the foremost explorers of man's natural environmental and spiritual frontiers." Cernan and Schmitt made a brief stop at the rim of Cochise during the third EVA (source: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones).
Cochise (correct link)
- Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 17 site, approved in IAU Transactions XVIB (1976).
- The name honors Cochise a famous American Indian Apache chief. According to Harrison Schmitt, the astronauts regarded him as "a representative of the first race of explorers of the Americas."
David M. Harland: EXPLORING THE MOON, the Apollo expeditions.
Eric M. Jones: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL (ALSJ).