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BUYS-BALLOT
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 098


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 098; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 098                                            

Larger version of region
USGS Chart 2030N-160180
Lunascan Quad of Sections 087, 088, 097, 098
LRO  Wide Angle Camera 50 in pdf



BRIEF DESCRIPTION
20.8_N_174.5_E
Ridge Section 098 is Buys-Ballot, named after an oddly-shaped lunar crater that is located on the lunar far Side. It lies in the SW corner of the section, just to the northwest of the small lunar mare named Lacus Luxuriae (out of frame), and southeast of the crater Freundlich (Section 097). Other nearby craters of note are Dante and Morse to the northeast, and Lormor to the NNE. near the northernmost part of the section. This formation has a distinctive shape for a crater, having a prominent extension to the south that nearly doubles the dimension compared to the width across the maximum west-east cross-section. It vaguely resembles a pear, with the thinner end to the south and the bulge to the north. Despite the odd shape, this crater has not been significantly eroded and only a few tiny craterlets mark the interior or the rim. Running down the middle of the crater along its longest dimension is a ridge that divides the southern part in half. This ridge extends as far north as the widest part before coming to an end. The floor at this widest part has been partially resurfaced by basaltic lava, leaving an oval area around the northern edge of the central ridge surrounded by a patch of material with a lower albedo than the surroundings. The remainder of the interior floor is somewhat rough and irregular, particularly in the southern half. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 098 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:
Buys-Ballot, 55 km
Buys-Ballot Z, 58 km
Dante, 54 km
Larmor, 97 km
Morse, 77 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?Buys-Ballot|0 (Buys-Ballot)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?dante%7C0 (Dante)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?larmor%7C0 (Larmor)

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Buys-Ballot (Buys-Ballot)

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/939?__fsk=-1254790937 (Buys-Ballot)
lroc.sese.asu.edu/posts/743 (Buys-Ballot)

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Buys-Ballot
lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/?archives/484-Lunar-Topography--As-Never-Seen-Before!.html (Buys-Ballot)
lpi.usra.edu/meetings/LPSC98/pdf/1863.pdf (Buys-Ballot)
lunarnetworks.blogspot.com/2013/12/offset-floor-of-buys-ballot-crater.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dante_crater_2034_med.jpg
http://the-moon.wikispaces.com/ROI+-+Dante+Crater