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VETCHINKIN
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 105


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 105; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 105                                            

Larger version of  Region
Lunascan Quad showing Sections 105,106 and 116, 117
  USGS Chart 1020N-120140
  LRO WAC_66 in pdf file


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
10.2_N_131.3_E 
Vetchinkin is a 98 km eroded lunar impact crater, located to the west-northwest of the huge walled plain Mendeleev (largest portion resides in Section 116) on the lunar Far Side.  To the ENE is Hoffmeister with Hoffmeister N right below it. Some smaller named craters are identified on WAC 66 as Rutherford and Bergman. Vetchinkin is heavily worn and eroded, and little remains of the original outer rim. The satellite crater Vetchinkin K falls across the eastern side of the rim, and Vetchinkin Q forms a small but prominent crater in the southwestern part of the floor. The remainder of the crater interior is marked by various small craterlets and minor impacts, and there is little to distinguish this feature from the surrounding battered terrain.  (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 105 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:
Bergman, 21 km
Hoffmeister, 45 km
Rutherford, 13 km
Vetchinkin, 98 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?bergman%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?hoffmeister%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?rutherford%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?vetchinkin%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=hoffmeister&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=vetchinkin&sort=

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
None found.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
lunascan/farside/images/vetchinkin_lro.jpg (Vetchinkin)
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Vetchinkin (Great report with graphics and LROC images)
http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/MOC/Images/SP244207/ (Rutherford)

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
None

RESEARCH UPDATES:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vetchinkin_crater_AS16-M-2698.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vetchinkin_crater_AS16-M-0745.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AS16-122-19487.jpg (Hoffmeister)
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Bergman
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Rutherford





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