Boot Hill (lunar mountain)

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Boot Hill
Boot Hill AS11-42-6318.jpg
Apollo 11 image
Highest point
Elevation5905 m
ListingLunar mountains
Coordinates0°36′N 30°13′E / 0.6°N 30.22°E / 0.6; 30.22
Geography
LocationMare Tranquillitatis, the Moon
Apollo 11 sequence approaching Boot Hill (right) and Duke Island (left)

Boot Hill is a small lunar mountain that is located in Mare Tranquillitatis, about 45 km south of the crater Maskelyne, and about 210 km east of the Apollo 11 landing site. The peak at its north end rises approximately 230 m above the surrounding mare.

Unlike many other lunar features named by the Apollo astronauts, the name of the mountain is not formally recognized by the International Astronomical Union. However, Boot Hill and other informal features such as the nearby Duke Island or Mount Marilyn (within Montes Secchi) were significant landmarks used by the astronauts for navigation to the first landing site.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Michael; Charles Lindbergh (2001). Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys. Cooper Square Press. ISBN 0-8154-1028-X.

External links[edit]

  • LTO-61D4 Maskelyne Orientalis, Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap (LTO) Series