(discontinued? IAU name)
Lat: 18°N, Long: 6°W, Diam: km, Height: km, Rükl: 21
LO-IV-109H The discontinued(?) name Mt. Serao refered to the prominent ridge to the east of Mons Wolff. The 5-km impact crater at the northern tip of Mons Serao is Wallace C with 4-km Wallace D in the hills to its east.
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- Mons Serao captured by Apollo 17's orbital panoramic ITEK-camera: AS17-P-3038 and AS17-P-3040.
- Apollo 15's ITEK-camera frames AS15-P-10206 and AS15-P-10211 also show Mons Serao.
- Although invisible when illuminated by a high sun, the nearby bright crater Wallace C is a good landmark to detect the location of this mountain, especially during Full Moon.
- Wallace C was captured on Apollo 15's color Hasselblad frame AS15-93-12584.
- Research orbital Apollo 15 and Apollo 17 photography: Danny Caes
- Serao was an Italian journalist (1825-1911).
- According to Whitaker (p. 224), the name Serao (for this peak) was introduced by Schmidt and adopted into the 1935 IAU nomenclature of Blagg and Müller. It does not seem to have been used in the System of Lunar Craters, nor does it appear in NASA SP-241 or NASA RP-1097 or in the on-line IAU Planetary Gazetteer. Nonetheless, it is plotted on all the maps referenced above (which claim to adhere to IAU nomenclature), and I am unable to find any indication of its ever having been formally dropped in the IAU Transactions. - JimMosher
- Is there some sort of connection with Matilde Serao? (1856-1927, Greek-born Italian journalist and novelist).- DannyCaes Oct 27, 2012
J.F.J.Schmidt's Mons Serao: MAPPING AND NAMING THE MOON by E.A.Whitaker (page 224, Appendix L).