Rükl Zone 25 - ROMER
Neighboring maps on the Rükl Nearside Map:
(This map is based on an Earth-based photograph that has been computer-corrected to zero libration. The vertical white lines indicate the left and right boundaries of the Rükl rectangle)
Background image source
- Apollo 17 (sixth manned landing on the moon, Apollo 17's LM Challenger soft-landed on December 11, 1972, at the Taurus-Littrow Valley).
- Apollo 17 ascent stage of LM Challenger (seems to have impacted at 19.96° North/ 30.50° East, on one of the slopes of the South Massif, alas, out of sight of the television camera on Apollo 17's Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) at the Taurus-Littrow Valley).
- (who knows, perhaps in the year 2017 there will be a small unmanned four-wheeled rover from AUDI at the Taurus-Littrow Valley, crawling its way toward "Challenger's Baby") (the Lunar Roving Vehicle of Apollo 17).
- Ataturk (a disallowed name from H.P.Wilkins for Romer A, north-northeast of Romer itself) (Romer A was also called Stephanides by F.C.Lamech).
- Bernini (a disallowed name for the bowl shaped crater Jansen L near Rima Jansen, see Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 61-A1).
- Carmichael (Van Langren's Brunii).
- Catena Le Monnier (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the row of tiny depressions on the floor of Le Monnier).
- Catena Littrow
- Dorsa Barlow
- Evans (an unofficial name from D.Caes for one of the officially unnamed craterlets near the landingsite of Apollo 17 at the Taurus-Littrow valley) (Ronald Evans, 1933-1990, Command Module Pilot of Apollo 17).
- Fat Eight (a nickname from D.Caes for the curious "8" shaped formation about halfway between Beketov and Vitruvius).
- Fisher (a disallowed name from H.P.Wilkins for Vitruvius B, southeast of Vitruvius itself).
- Gardner Megadome (south of Gardner, unofficial name).
- Jansen R's small companion (a nickname from D.Caes for the officially unnamed ghost-crater southeast of the much larger ghost-crater Jansen R), see http://bit.ly/2wtwbzB
- Lacus Bonitatis (J.Hewelcke's Paludes Cimmeriae).
- Lacus Locusta', or: Lobster Lake (lunar observer Ronb(ee)s nickname for a lobster-like area near Lacus Bonitatis) (could also be on Chart 26, I have to check this out, - DannyCaes Nov 12, 2015).
- Le Monnier
- Luna 21 (soft-landed on January 15, 1973, at the southern part of Le Monnier's floor) (Luna 21 delivered mankind's second unmanned 8-wheeled crawler, known as Lunokhod 2) (after Luna 17 with its Lunokhod 1 south of Promontorium Heraclides).
- Mons Argaeus
- Mons Esam
- Mons Maraldi
- Mons Vitruvius (of which the northern part was called East Massif during the mission of Apollo 17 in december 1972).
- Montes Taurus (J.Hewelcke's Taurica Chersonnesus).
- Newcomb (Van Langren's Boivinii, J.Hewelcke's Mons Trapezus).
- Prom. Arietis (J.Hewelcke's disallowed name for a certain area near Vitruvius).
- Rima Carmen
- Rima Jansen (near the lower left corner of Chart 25).
- Rima Rudolf (once called Fossa Rudolf, see Lunar Topophotomap 42C3S3).
- Rimae Chacornac (once known as Fossa (or Fossae?) Chacornac, see Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 43-A4).
- Rimae Littrow (once known as Fossae Littrow, see Lunar Topographic Orthophotomaps 42-C2, 43-A4, 43-D1).
- Rimae Römer (once known as Fossa (or Fossae?) Romer, see Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 43-A4).
- Römer (Van Langren's Cartesii, J.Hewelcke's Mons Berosus).
- Sinus Amoris (Van Langren's Sinus Opticus, J.Hewelcke's Palus Byces).
- Stephanides (a disallowed name from F.C.Lamech for Romer A, north-northeast of Romer itself) (Romer A was also called Ataturk by H.P.Wilkins).
- Taurus-Littrow Valley (the landingsite of Apollo 17's LM Challenger, between the North and South Massifs).
- Terra Sapientiae (Van Langren's disallowed name for the region occupying the upper right part of Chart 25).
- Terra Vitae (Riccioli's discontinued name for the region occupying the upper right part of Chart 25).
- Vitruvius (Van Langren's Cocci).
Additional IAU-named features associated with the Apollo 17 Site
- Bear Mountain (could be observed through telescope).
- Family Mountain (could be observed through telescope).
- Light Mantle (could be observed through telescope).
- North Massif (could be observed through telescope).
- Sculptured Hills (could be observed through telescope).
- South Massif (could be observed through telescope).
- Taurus-Littrow Valley (it should be mentioned that the largest one of the small craters on the floor of the Taurus-Littrow Valley was once called MOCR (Mission Operations Control Room) during the mission of Apollo 17 in december 1972) (the MOCR is perhaps detectable on High-Resolution webcam images made through powerful telescopes) - DannyCaes Sep 12, 2015
- Tortilla Flat
- Van Serg
- Wessex Cleft (could be observed through telescope).
Luna 21 and Lunokhod 2
See LPOD Close-Up of a Rille (December 19, 2008).
Unofficial names along the track of Lunokhod 2:
- Circle harbour
- Far cape
- Fossa Incospicua
- Fossa Recta
- Gentle crater
- Near cape
- Oncoming hills
Lettered Crater Locations
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Full zone with lettered craters:
Lettered craters by quadrants: