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At April 2004 in the Sky and Telescope magazine Dr. Chuck Wood published the Lunar 100 list, for more info see at

http://the-moon.wikispaces.com/Lunar+100

and
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/moon/3308811.html
 

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Moon Large satellite
L001



Earthshine Twice reflected sunlight
L002



Mare/highland dichotomy Two materials with distinct compositions
L003



Apennines Imbrium basin rim
L004



Copernicus Archetypal large complex crater
L005



Tycho Large rayed crater with impact melts
L006



Altai Scarp Nectaris basin rim
L007



Theophilus,Catharina, Cyrillus
L008



Clavius Lacks basin features in spite of its size
L009



Mare Crisium Mare contained in large circular basin
L010



Aristarchus Very bright crater with dark bands on its walls
L011



Proclus Oblique-impact rays
L012



Gassendi Floor-fractured crater
L013



Sinus Iriuum Very large crater with missing rim
L014



Straight Wall Best example of a lunar fault
L015



Petavius Crater with domed and fractured floor
L016



Schroter’s Valley Giant sinuous rille
L017



Mare Serenitatis dark edges Distinct mare areas with different compositions
L018



Alpine Valley Lunar graben
L019



Posidonius Floor-fractured crater
L020



Fracastorius Crater with subsided and fractured floor
L021



Aristarchus Plateau Mysterious uplifted region mantled with pyroclastics
L022



Pico Isolated Imbrium basin-ring fragment
L023



Hyginus Rille Rille containing rimless collapse pits
L024



Messier and Messier A Oblique ricochet-impact pair
L025



Mare Frigoris Arcuate mare of uncertain origin
L026



Archimedes Large crater lacking central peak
L027



Hipparchus Subject of first drawing of a single crater
L028



Aridaeus Rille Long, linear graben
L029



Schiller Possible oblique impact
L030



Taruntius Young floor-fractured crater
L031



Arago Alpha and Beta Volcanic domes
L032



Serpentine Ridge Basin inner-ring segment
L033



Lacus Mortis Triesnecker Rilles Strange crater with rille and ridge
L034



Triesnecker Rilles Rille family
L035



Grimaldi basin A small two-ring basin
L036



Bailly Barely discernible basin
L037



Sabine and Ritter Possible twin impacts
L038



Schickard Crater floor with Orientale basin ejecta stripe
L039



Janssen Rille Rare example of a highland rille
L040



Bessel ray Ray of uncertain origin near Bessel
L041



Marius Hills Complex of volcanic domes and hills
L042



Wargentin A crater filled to the rim with lava or ejecta
L043



Mersenius Domed floor cut by secondary craters
L044



Maurolycus Region of saturation cratering
L045



Regiomontanus central peak Possible volcanic peak
L046



Alphonsus dark spots Dark-halo eruptions on crater floor
L047



Cauchy region Fault, rilles and domes
L048



Gruithuisen Delta and Gamma Volcanic domes formed with viscous lavas
L049



Cayley Plains Light, smooth plains of uncertain origin
L050



Davy crater chain Result of comet-fragment impacts
L051



Cruger Possible volcanic caldera
L052



Lamont Possible buried basin
L053



Hippalus Rilles Rilles concentric to Humorum basin
L054



Baco Unusually smooth crater floor and surrounding plains
L055



Mare Australe A partially flooded ancient basin
L056



Reiner Gamma Conspicuous swirl and magnetic anomaly
L057



Rheita Valley Basin secondary-crater chain
L058



Schiller-Zucchius basin Badly degraded overlooked basin
L059



Kies Pi Volcanic dome
L060



Mosting A Simple crater close to centre of lunar near side
L061



Rumker Hills Large volcanic dome
L062



Imbrium sculpture Basin ejecta near and overlying Boscovich and Julius Caesar
L063



Descartes Apollo 16 landing site; putative region of highland volcanism
L064



Hortensius domes Dome field north of Hortensius
L065



Hadley Rille Lava channel near Apollo 15 landing site
L066



Fra Mauro formation Apollo 14 landing site on Imbrium ejecta
L067



Flamsteed P Proposed young volcanic crater; Surveyor 1 landing site
L068



Copernicus secondary craters Rays and craterlets near Pytheas
L069



Humboldtianum basin Multi-ring impact basin
L070



Sulpicius Gallus dark mantle Ash eruptions northwest of crater
L071



Atlas dark-halo craters Explosive pits on the floor of Atlas
L072



Smythi basin Difficult-to-observe basin scarp and mare
L073



Copernicus H Dark-halo impact crater
L074



Ptolemaeus B Saucerlike depression on the floor of Ptolemaeus
L075



W. Bond Large crater degraded by Imbrium ejecta
L076



Sirsalis Rille Procellarum basin radial rilles
L077



Lambert R A buried “ghost” crater
L078



Sinus Aestuum Eastern dark-mantle volcanic deposit
L079



Orientale basin Youngest large impact basin
L080



Hesiodus A Concentric crater
L081



Linne Small crater once thought to have disappeared
L082



Plato craterlets Crater pits at limits of detection
L083



Pitatus Crater with concentric rilles
L084



Langrenus rays Aged ray system
L085



Prinz Rilles Rille system near the Prinz
L086



Humboldt Crater with central peaks and dark spots
L087



Peary Difficult-to-observe polar crater
L088



Valentine Dome Volcanic dome
L089



Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins Small craters near the Apollo 11 landing site
L090



De Gasparis Rilles Area with many rilles
L091



Gylden Valley Part of Imbrium radial sculpture
L092



Dionysius rays Unusual and rare dark rays
L093



Drygalski Large south-pole region crater
L094



Procellarum basin The Moon’s biggest basin
L095



Leibnitz Mountains Rim of South Pole-Aitken basin
L096



Inghirami Valley Orientale basin ejecta
L097



Imbrium lava flows Mare lava-flow boundaries
L098



Ina caldera D-shaped young volcanic caldera
L099



Mare Marginis swirls Possible magnetic-field deposits
L100

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