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MONTGOLFIER
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 089


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 089; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 089                                            

Larger version of region
USGS Chart 4050N-180200
Lunascan Quad of Sections 088,089,098 & 099
LRO  Wide Angle Camera 33 in pdf



BRIEF DESCRIPTION
47.3_N_159.8_W
Ridge Section 089 is Montgolfier, named after an 88-km lunar impact crater located in the northern hemisphere on the lunar Far Side. To the south is Woltjer and southwest of Montgolfier is the crater Scheller. The entire southern rim of Montgolfier has been overlain by a cluster of four smaller craters. The remaining rim has been worn by smaller impacts, leaving a somewhat uneven perimeter that is overlain by some small craterlets. The interior floor is pitted by several small and tiny craterlets, and lacks a central peak.  (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 089 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:
Montgolfier, 88 km
Schneller, 54 km
Woltjer, 46 km

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
Lunar & Planetary Institute:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/ (Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?montgolfier%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?schneller%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?woltjer%7C0

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

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/4024?__fsk=117343171 (Montgolfier)

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
youtube.com/watch?v=UkezP8ZJ6eI (Alleged "towers" in Schneller)

RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Woltjer