Rimae Repsold

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Rimae Repsold

Lat: 50.6°N, Long: 81.7°W, Length: 166 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 1

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LO-IV-188M The IAU's Rimae Repsold includes at least the prominent rille extending from Repsold to the center of Galvani. Presumably it includes the other rilles on the floor of Repsold (such as at the tip of the arrow on the right). Whether it includes the southward extension from the center of Galvani is less clear. Other IAU-approved feature names in this medium resolution Lunar Orbiter view include: Volta, Regnault, Stokes, and Langley.


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Rimae Repsold

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  • Named from nearby crater. (Repsold)
  • Rimae Repsold was among a number of rima names "approved as assigned" by the IAU in 1985 IAU Transactions XIXB. The map on which the name was currently "assigned" is not specified. The position is given as 51N 80W, a value that was evidently revised at some later date to arrive at the position and diameter given in the title line above (taken from the on-line IAU Planetary Gazetteer). The map reference given there is the 1970 LMP-3, but the rimae shown in this region are not named on that map. - JimMosher

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