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Mons Vinogradov is a rugged massif that is located on the lunar mare where Oceanus Procellarum to the southwest joins Mare Imbrium to the east. There are three primary peaks in this formation, which rise to altitudes of 1.0–1.4 km above the surface. To the east of this rise is the crater Euler, and to the southeast is an area of rugged ground that reaches the Montes Carpatus range. The Carpatus mountain range forms the southwest boundary of the Mare Imbrium.

Mons Vinogradov
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Highest point
Elevation1.4 km
ListingLunar mountains
Coordinates22°24′N 32°24′W / 22.4°N 32.4°W / 22.4; -32.4
EtymologyAleksandr P. Vinogradov
Locationthe Moon
Mons Vinogradov from Apollo 17
Mosaic from Apollo 15

The selenographic coordinate of Mons Vinogradov is 22.4 N, 32.4 W, and it has a maximum diameter of 25 km at the base. It was named after Soviet geochemist Aleksandr P. Vinogradov.[1] This mountain was formerly named Euler Beta (β), or Mons Euler.

In the rugged ground just to the southeast of this mountain is a set of craters that have been assigned names by the IAU. These are listed in the table below.

Crater Coordinates Diameter Name source
Akis 20°00′N 31°48′W / 20.0°N 31.8°W / 20.0; -31.8 2 km Greek feminine
Ango 20°30′N 32°18′W / 20.5°N 32.3°W / 20.5; -32.3 1 km African masculine
Jehan[notes 1] 20°42′N 31°54′W / 20.7°N 31.9°W / 20.7; -31.9 5 km Turkish feminine
Natasha[notes 2] 20°00′N 31°18′W / 20.0°N 31.3°W / 20.0; -31.3 12 km Russian feminine
Rosa 20°18′N 32°18′W / 20.3°N 32.3°W / 20.3; -32.3 1 km Spanish feminine
  1. ^ Previously designated Euler K.
  2. ^ Previously designated Euler P.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mons Vinogradov". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  • Andersson, L. E.; Whitaker, E. A. (1982). NASA Catalogue of Lunar Nomenclature. NASA RP-1097.
  • Bussey, B.; Spudis, P. (2004). The Clementine Atlas of the Moon. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-81528-4.
  • Cocks, Elijah E.; Cocks, Josiah C. (1995). Who's Who on the Moon: A Biographical Dictionary of Lunar Nomenclature. Tudor Publishers. ISBN 978-0-936389-27-1.
  • McDowell, Jonathan (July 15, 2007). "Lunar Nomenclature". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
  • Menzel, D. H.; Minnaert, M.; Levin, B.; Dollfus, A.; Bell, B. (1971). "Report on Lunar Nomenclature by the Working Group of Commission 17 of the IAU". Space Science Reviews. 12 (2): 136–186. Bibcode:1971SSRv...12..136M. doi:10.1007/BF00171763.
  • Moore, Patrick (2001). On the Moon. Sterling Publishing Co. ISBN 978-0-304-35469-6.
  • Price, Fred W. (1988). The Moon Observer's Handbook. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-33500-3.
  • Rükl, Antonín (1990). Atlas of the Moon. Kalmbach Books. ISBN 978-0-913135-17-4.
  • Webb, Rev. T. W. (1962). Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes (6th revision ed.). Dover. ISBN 978-0-486-20917-3.
  • Whitaker, Ewen A. (1999). Mapping and Naming the Moon. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-62248-6.
  • Wlasuk, Peter T. (2000). Observing the Moon. Springer. ISBN 978-1-85233-193-1.

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