|Translation||Spitzbergen ("sharp peaks") Mountains (German, Latin)|
Montes Spitzbergen (Latin for "Spitzbergen Mountains") is a solitary mountain chain in the eastern Mare Imbrium of the Moon. They are located about a crater diameter to the north of the prominent flooded crater Archimedes.
The selenographic coordinates of this range are 35.0° N, 5.0° W, and they lie within a diameter of 60 km. The range trends from south to north, and they have a maximum width of about 25 km. This range consists of a number of peaks separated by lava-flooded valleys. This range is most likely the surviving rim or inner ring of an impact crater that has been buried under magma flows.
By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Montes Spitzbergen.
|A||32.71° N||7.1° W||6.13 km|
|C||32.88° N||8.81° W||6.27 km|
|D||33.3° N||8.76° W||3.18 km|
- Montes Spitzbergen, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)