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STORMER
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 78


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 79; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 79                                            

Larger version of region
This area above is not on the USGS Charts
Lunascan Quad Composite of Sections 78 ,79, 86 & 87
LRO  Wide Angle Camera 17 in pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
57.3_N_146.3_E
Stormer is a 69 km lunar impact crater that is located on the lunar Far Side, named after Carl Stormer, a Norwegian mathematician and aurora researcher. It lies in the northern part of the Moon, to the southeast of the crater Olivier (also 69 km). (Note: Olivier N  attached to its SW corner with a crater chain in-between). Stormer is also to the north of van Rhijn (out of frame). Stormer is a relatively young formation with features that have not received a significant amount of wear or erosion from subsequent impacts. The edge of the rim is sharply defined, and the inner wall is terraced along the northwestern side. The interior floor is relatively level, with a double-peak formation at the midpoint.  Störmer P, a satellite crater, is attached to the exterior of the rim of Störmer along the southwest side. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org.  Section 78 and this directory was created by Fran Ridge and Ned Haskin of The Lunascan Project).

             USEFUL TOOLS:

Lunar Farside Chart [300 dpi] (NASA/LPI)
Farside Image Composite [1600 dpi] (NASA/LRO)
Farside-contour-map-gray2800.jpg
astrosurf.com/lunascan/LAC_maps.htm (Bob Garfinkle) *
planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Page/Moon1to1MAtlas

CRATERS:
Olivier, 69 km
Stormer, 69 km

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
Lunar & Planetary Institute:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/ (Atlas)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunarorbiter/ (Photo Gallery)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?olivier%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?stormer%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
No images found for this area.

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
None found

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/5737?__fsk=1715443773 (Stormer)

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
None found

RESEARCH UPDATES:
No data