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Stu

Hyginus Rille plus ??

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Meant to mention this when commenting about the Lunar X and V, but forgot. I had very clear views in the TAL Alkor of Hyginus crater and rille, plus Triesnecker crater. Also saw Ariadaeus rille.

I wondered if anyone knew what the area circled is called? It is very distinctive.

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Gaddis Pyroclastic Mare Vaporum is all the reference I can find.

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1 hour ago, MarsG76 said:

Nice capture

 

Straight off an app unfortunately ;) 

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2 minutes ago, Stu said:

Straight off an app unfortunately ;) 

Not the top one, that looks imaged???

 

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8 minutes ago, MarsG76 said:

Not the top one, that looks imaged???

 

Originally yes of course but the app is on iOS and is called MoonGlobe, very handy.

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14 minutes ago, Stu said:

Originally yes of course but the app is on iOS and is called MoonGlobe, very handy.

NIce.. thanks

 

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3 hours ago, Stu said:

I wondered if anyone knew what the area circled is called? It is very distinctive.

From LAC 59 (see map below from https://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/mapcatalog/LAC/lac59/) the region contains Hyginus N and Hyginus W. 

Nice shot - there's a lot of good detail in there :)

 

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Hi Stu. According to features of the near side of the Moon the crater is Boscovitch and the features are Rimae Boscovitch, as far as I can see lol.

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Oops . Changed my mind Stu. In other sources Boscovitch is further to the East and the rille is in the crater.

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It is the Vaporum Pyroclastic deposit as someone else said. The crater in the centre is Hyginus N. Although there's been debate as to whether it actually is a crater.

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Thanks John, and everyone else. I find it an intriguing feature and enjoy viewing it when well positioned.

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They are called Hyginus W and Hyginus N as mentioned before, named after crater Hyginus in Rima Hyginus nearby.

Hyginus N has a diameter of 10,9 KM (south) en Hyginus W has a diameter of 21 km.

 

Makes me wonder @Stu were you able to see the Hyginus crater?

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22 hours ago, Eastman said:

Makes me wonder @Stu were you able to see the Hyginus crater?

This one? Yep very clear. It’s a lovely feature embedded in the rille.

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