for "Secchi Mountains") is minor range of lunar
mountains that are located near the northwestern edge of Mare Fecunditatis
. This roughly linear formation of low ridges grazes the northwestern outer rim of Secchi crater
, the formation from which this range gained its name. (The crater is named for Pietro Secchi
, a 19th century Italian astronomer
.) The ridges trend from southwest to northeast.
The selenographic coordinates of the range mid-point are 3.0° N, 43.0° E, and they lie within a diameter of 50 km. This is smaller than the diameter of Taruntius crater, located to the northeast of the mountains.