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FISCHER
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 106


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 106; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 106                                            

Larger version of  Region
Lunascan Quad showing Sections 106,107 and 117, 118
  USGS Chart 0010N-140160
  LRO WAC_66 in pdf file


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
8.0_N_142.4_E
Mendeleev, the huge walled plain that straddles the corners of four sections on the lunar Far Side, protrudes into the SW corner of Section 106, but mostly resides in Section 116. But Fischer, the subject of this section, is a small, 30 km crater, that lies in the northeastern part of this walled plain. Fischer has a slender, circular rim and an interior that has the same low albedo as the surrounding floor. There is a smaller impact crater within the interior, adjacent to the northwestern inner wall. The rim and the floor of Fischer are pitted by several tiny craterlets.  (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 106 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:
Fischer, 30 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?fischer%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?mendeleev%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fischer_crater_as10-31-4665.jpg
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=mendeleev&sort=

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/lroc-20110203-mendeleev.html (Includes Fischer)
lroc.sese.asu.edu/posts/283 (Inside Catena Mendeleev)
lunarnetworks.blogspot.com/2011/02/inside-catena-mendeleev.html (Inside Catena Mendeleev)

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
youtube.com/watch?v=t7ytpi4_gVk Mendeleev Basin from Kagua in HDTV)

RESEARCH UPDATES:
No data found for Fischer
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Mendeleev (Includes Fischer)
apollo.sese.asu.edu/LIW/20081125.html (Light Plains in Mendeleev)
ufodigest.com/article/strange-structures-photographed-mendeleev-crater-moon (Entitled "Strange Structures Photographed" but not convincing)




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