Luna Cognita pp 955-978 | Cite as

Observing Nearside Lunar Domes

  • Robert A. Garfinkle


Even as early as 1916, lunar observers, such as Mr. Burgess, realized that many hours of pleasure could be spent participating in the hunt for the elusive lunar domes. Burgess was only partially correct about lunar domes being analogous to terrestrial volcanoes. Due to their low, smooth relief, lunar domes (also known as mare domes when located in one of the maria) are generally observable only when the terminator is less than about 10 to 15 degrees from the dome of interest. Except for the domes of Mons Rümker and a few other large examples, most of the domes are small and can be a challenge to locate.

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  • Robert A. Garfinkle
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  1. 1.Union CityUSA

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