The area surrounding Vallis Alpes (Alpine Valley) and Montes Alpes (Alps Mountains). Landmarks are labeled in the image below. This image was captured from video in April 1999 using a CCD module and 26 mm eyepiece in projection mode. Light sharpening and contrast enhancement were applied to the captured image.
In this image are labeled the following:
Vallis Alpes - Alpine Valley, 180 km in length with a cleft in the floor of the valley which is not apparent in this image, but is visible at higher magnifications.
Mare Frigoris - Sea of Cold, a lava plain which runs roughly east-west to the north of the Vallis Alpes area.
Mare Imbrium - Sea of Rains, a very large lava plain which covers much of the northwestern portion of the near side of the moon. Only a small part of Mare Imbrium is shown in this image.
Montes Alpes - The Alps Mountain range, named for its Earthly counterpart, has peaks that have heights of several thousand meters.
Promontorium Deville and Promontorium Agassiz - Cape Deville and Cape Agassiz, features of the Montes Alpes that extend into Mare Imbrium.
Mons Blanc - Mount Blanc, a peak within the Montes Alpes, 3600 meters high.