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DEBYE
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 088


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 088; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 088                                            

Larger version of region
USGS Chart 4050N-180200
Lunascan Quad of Sections 087, 088, 097, 098
LRO  Wide Angle Camera 18 in pdf
LRO WAC 32 in pdf
LRO WAC 33 in pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
49.6_N_176.2_W
Ridge Section 088 is Debye, named after the 142-km lunar crater located on the northern hemisphere of the lunar Far Side. It lies to the northeast of te crater Cheruyshev and north of the crater Moore. It is southwest of the walled plain Rowland which is out of frame. The outer rim of this crater has been heavily battered by impacts, and is somewhat distorted from the form of a circle. The northeast rim in particular has become straightened by impact modification, and the crater rim as a whole has a roughly polygonal shape. The southern rim is overlaid by the smaller crater Perkin. The most heavily eroded section of the rim is along the northeast, where a cluster of overlapping craters intrudes into the side. The western rim is notched and indented by several small impacts. The crater interior is nearly as battered as the outer rim. The outer rampart of Perkin intrudes part way across the southern floor. Parts of remaining interior have been bombarded and churned by impacts, leaving an irregular surface that is nearly as rough as the terrain that surrounds the crater. The most recent of these impacts is a small, cup-shaped crater just to the southwest of the midpoint. To the east of the crater Moore (mentioned above) is the satellite crater Moore F which has a relatively high-rim, and lies at the center of a small ray system. It is the subject of the fantastic You Tube video by John Moore linked below. Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 088 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:
Cheruyshev, 178 km
Debye, 142 km
Moore, 54 km
Perkin, 62 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?Debye%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?moore%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
None listed

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
mapaplanet.org/explorer-bin/explorer.cgi?map=Moon&layers=moon_clementine_base_v2 Cheruyshev

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
lroc.asu.edu/lroc/view_rdr/NAC_DTM_MOOREF1

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
youtube.com/watch?v=IFRfgkMrC7A - Moore F

RESEARCH UPDATES:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Debye_crater_Perkin_crater_5053_h2.jpg