Rimae Bode

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Rimae Bode

Lat: 10.0°N, Long: 4.0°W, Length: 70 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 33

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Lunar Orbiter 5 captured Rima Bode II near craters Bode C and E, on Frames 120, 121, 122, and 123. Frames 121 to 123 include crater Marco Polo C. Note that Rima Bode II is not named that way on chart 33 of Antonin Rukl's Atlas of the Moon (there's no name at all). The Times Atlas of the Moon does.
Research: Danny Caes

Rima Bode II Vent

Located 13° North/ 4° West, on the eastern part of Sinus Aestuum, very near Rima Bode II, see Lunar Orbiter 5 frames LO5-120 med, 121 med, 122 med, and 123 med.
Of those four, LO5-122-h2 shows a close-up of the vent itself (warning: KING-SIZE scan!).
Research Lunar Orbiter 5 photographs: Danny Caes
Antonin Rukl depicted this vent on chart 33 of his atlas (although he didn't add the name Rima Bode II).
The Times Atlas of the Moon shows it on chart 41 (but... the "Bode" of Rima Bode II was printed on it).
Investigations of the LRO's extreme close up reveals a very small high-albedo ray craterlet on the western part of its southern inner slope (of this vent), and I wonder if something of it could be observed during Full Moon, perhaps through powerful telescopes.
- DannyCaes Sep 30, 2012


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Description: Wikipedia

Rimae Bode

Additional Information

Rima Bode II as a Tier 1 Target for the Region of Interest Constellation Program

Lunar Ellipse of Fire

Rimae Bode is (or was?) number four in the list of 12 localities in the Lunar Ellipse of Fire (see article from Farouk El-Baz in Sky and Telescope - June 1973).


Named from nearby crater Bode
Numbers 186, 187, 188, and 189 in Debra Hurwitz's Atlas and Catalog of Sinuous Rilles.

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