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Lat: 13.3°S, Long: 33.9°W, Diam: 15 km, Depth: 2.1 km, Rükl: 41

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Apollo 16
South Up view of the Herigonius - Andreus Hills region, with Herigonius itself at left, and the Andreus Hills south of it. At right the odd formation Lobster (or Trilobite), thus nicknamed by Akkana Peck (from the online Shallow Sky project and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon).


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- Herigonius Upsilon (or Herigonius Nu?), the arc-shaped hillock north-northeast of Herigonius itself (which is an interesting target for telescopic observers of the Herigonius region) was captured on Apollo 16's orbital panoramic ITEK-camera frame AS16-P-5464 (scroll rightward).
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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) HERIGONIUS.--A ring-plain, about 7 miles in diameter, in the Mare Procellarum, N.E. of Gassendi. There is a small crater a few miles S.W. of it, among the bright little mountains which flank this formation. Herigonius has a small central mountain, which is a good test for moderate apertures.

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Additional Information

A ridge, a rille?

  • October 24th, 2017. Just discovered something which looks like an "upside-down" rille, or very thin ridge, at 11°30' South / 34°05' West (west of the arc-shaped hill Herigonius Nu, see the Big-Shadows WAC in the LROC QuickMap). - DannyCaes Oct 24, 2017 There's something similar south of Promontorium Laplace.


- Herigone, Pierre; French mathematician, astronomer (fl. 1634).
- Satellite crater Herigonius H was erroneously printed as HEROGONIUS H on LAC 93, page 187 in the REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION of the Clementine Atlas of the Moon, 2012, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.- DannyCaes Jan 10, 2013

Andreus Hills

  • The cluster of hills and hillocks immediately south of Herigonius is sometimes known as the Andreus Hills. This rare name was printed on some moonmaps such as the large greenish colored Rand McNally moonmap and on the same map in Patrick Moore's Atlas of the Universe (1983). The origin of the (unofficial) name Andreus Hills is still a mystery (who was Andreus?). A list of other mysterious names on these moonmaps is online in the page Rand McNally. - DannyCaes Aug 30, 2015
  • A small section of the Andreus Hills is often nicknamed Bibendum or Michelin Man (because of the curious appearance of an oversized human body with small head, small arms, small legs).

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Making Rilles Visible.
Features of interest in a small area (the arc-shaped Herigonius Upsilon hillock (or Herigonius Nu?) north-northeast of Herigonius itself).