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Brian Albin
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Lunar Mtn Range name? new
      #5554910 - 12/05/12 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.unc.edu/~evans/pub/A31/Lecture10-Moon/apennine.jpg


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RobDob
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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: Brian Albin]
      #5554941 - 12/05/12 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".

Rob


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Brian Albin
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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: RobDob]
      #5555063 - 12/05/12 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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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: Brian Albin]
      #5559904 - 12/07/12 08:10 PM

Quote:

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[/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.

Edited by mich_al (12/07/12 08:14 PM)


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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: mich_al]
      #5566615 - 12/11/12 09:35 PM

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

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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: Staredge]
      #5567170 - 12/12/12 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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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: Tim2723]
      #5568369 - 12/12/12 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.

Dave


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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: davidmcgo]
      #5568383 - 12/12/12 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://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/FeatureNameRequest

Dave


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Staredge
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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: davidmcgo]
      #5568386 - 12/12/12 10:22 PM

Anything named for Gene Shoemaker????

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davidmcgo
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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: Staredge]
      #5574351 - 12/16/12 03:32 PM

An asteroid I think.

Dave.


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Brian Albin
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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: davidmcgo]
      #5577605 - 12/18/12 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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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: Brian Albin]
      #5577645 - 12/18/12 05:51 PM

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

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Brian Albin
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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5629504 - 01/18/13 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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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: Brian Albin]
      #5634607 - 01/21/13 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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Re: Lunar Mtn Range name? new [Re: Quinn]
      #5638874 - 01/23/13 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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