Mons Piton
                            Earth-based telescopic image                        Cropped Lunar Orbiter image
Larger version of above by Jim Ferreira
Full sized  version of Lunar Orbiter image 
Mons Piton is a characteristic isolated mountain massif  (left of center) reaching a height of 2250 m above the surface of Mare Imbrium. The diameter at the base of the massif (25 km) is eleven times its height. Thus, it is a relatively flat formation with gentle slopes, despite the shadows cast under oblique illumination, which gives a false impression of a very steep mountain. The 57-km flooded crater at the right corner is Cassini. The cropped orbiter close-up at upper right gives us stark detail of Mons Piton, the best image so far.
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