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#1 Brian Albin

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:24 AM

Between the Apennines and crater Wallace is a secondary ridge, as if Mare Imbrium has two concentric rims. I have been looking for a name for this on maps and have not found any. Has this ridge been named?

Here is a picture of this ridge http://user.physics....on/apennine.jpg

#2 RobDob

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:51 AM

Good question!

The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas mentions this on frame 31A, feature #4 (Wallace) as "Southeast of the crater (Wallace) and lying parallel to the foot of Apennines, is an enlongated, nameless mountain range with an interesting structure".

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:54 AM

Thanks Rob.
I wonder how many of the Lunar features which interest me were never named. Naming the various flow edges in the Maria would permit us to discuss them with each other when sharing comments on our photographs.

This raised ridge would I think make an interesting subject for photography.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

Between the Apennines and crater Wallace is a secondary ridge, as if Mare Imbrium has two concentric rims. I have been looking for a name for this on maps and have not found any. Has this ridge been named?

Here is a picture of this ridge ]http://user.physics.unc.edu/~evans/pub/A31/Lecture10-Moon/apennine.jpg]http://user.physics.unc.edu/~evans/pub/A31/Lecture10-Moon/apennine.jpg[/url][/url]



In 'The Modern Moon' Charles Wood make the case for Mare Imbrium having three concentric rims. One at the Apennines one at Archemedes and one at Montes Spitzbergen. It looks like the ridge in the link is closer to the Apennines. I can't find a name for it though.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

Who do we apply to to have it named, and who do we name it after??????? :jump: :roflmao:

#6 Tim2723

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

Well, I guess the IAU is responsible for changing the maps, and I suppose we could call it The Planet-Pluto ridge since that name isn't used anymore.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

It is un-named on Lunar Aeronautic Chart #41 and the IAU search comes up with nothing for Montes or Dorsa at these coordinates. I'd suggest naming it after Sir Patrick Moore, RIP. He's done so much for astronomy and interest in the Moon (even if he was a volcanic versus impact theory of crater formation sympathizer).

Montes Moore would be a fitting name.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

So the site here has a form but needs someone working in astronomical or scientific field to justify and person being honored needsto be deceased 3 years

http://planetaryname...tureNameRequest

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

Anything named for Gene Shoemaker????

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

An asteroid I think.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

I would prefer to continue the tradition of naming only craters for famed astronomers, and naming mtn ranges on the moon for ranges on Earth of similar appearance.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

One vote here for "Montes Moore". I can wait 3 years.

#13 Brian Albin

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

A little further north in Imbrium, island structures Spitzbergen and Teneriffe are named for Earth islands of a similar appearance.
I think this mtn ridge near Wallace crater looks remarkably like the Queen Charlotte islands off the coast of British Columbia. Perhaps Charlotte would be a good name for it.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

Since we will never ever get "Montes Python" I say go for "Montes Moore" also. Even though it does sound a bit like canned stew.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Still like Montes Shoemaker, but if we're going with mountain names....Montes Appalachia might be a good one.






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