Rükl Zone 63 - CAPUANUS
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)
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- Capuanus (J.Hewelcke's Insulae Didymae).
- Cichus (Van Langren's Cantelmi).
- Emley (a disallowed name from H.P.Wilkins for Capuanus E).
- Epimenides (see Clair-Obscur phenomenon at Additional Information below).
- Hainzel (Van Langren's Recki, J.Hewelcke's Mons Lion).
- Lacus Timoris (Van Langren's Rubenii, Riccioli's Rothmannus) (see also Additional Information below, clair-obscur phenomenon).
- Marth's ghost / Marth's suspected ghost (two nicknames from D.Caes and A.Bozic for the east-northeastern part of a ghost crater's rim between Marth and the trio of hillocks west of Marth) (this suspected ghost crater was discovered by A.Bozic, aka SandiBandi).
- Marth's trio (a nickname from D.Caes for the trio of hillocks west of Marth) (Marth Alpha, Marth Beta, and Marth Gamma).
- Mee (Van Langren's Wilhelmi Lantgravii, J.Hewelcke's Mons Lion).
- N (a "nickname" from D.Caes for the N-shaped part of Rimae Ramsden, immediately north of Ramsden itself).
- Palus Epidemiarum (Van Langren's Mare de Popoli) (once called Bluereed Meadow, probably during the era of W.R.Birt).
- Ramsden (Van Langren's Bervoeti, J.Hewelcke's Insulae Didymae).
- Rima Hesiodus
- Rimae Ramsden
- Rupes Mercator
- Tee-shaped depression (C.A.Wood's nickname for the curious crater at 36 degrees South/ 21 degrees West, see LPOD 18-2-2012).
- Terra Caloris (Riccioli's discontinued name for the western part of Chart 63).
- X crater (a nickname from D.Caes for Mercator A, east-northeast of Marth) (Mercator A shows some sort of dark X on its inner slopes and floor).
Lettered Crater Locations
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Full zone with lettered craters
Lettered craters by quadrants
(the dashed white lines are the centerlines of the Rükl zones)
Clair-Obscur phenomenon (equilateral triangle of three starlike dots)
- When the morning terminator runs at 24 degrees WEST, every dedicated telescopic observer of this part of the moon could see a curious Clair-Obscur phenomenon between Lacus Timoris and Epimenides. This Clair-Obscur phenomenon looks like an equilateral triangle made of three bright starlike dots. It was discovered several years ago by Danny Caes while looking through the restored Cooke-Steinheil refractor of the Public Observatory in Ghent - Belgium (Van Monckhoven observatory).