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VAN GENT
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 107


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 107; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 107                                            

Larger version of  Region
Lunascan Quad showing Sections 107,108 and 118, 119
  USGS Chart 10120N-140160
  USGS Chart 1020N-160180
LRO WAC_67 in pdf file


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
15.4_N_160.4_E
Van Gent is a 43-km crater located on the lunar Far Side to the south-southeast of the larger crater Konstantinov. About an equal distance to the east-southeast is Spencer Jones and to the southeast is Papaleksi. Van Gent joins the satellite crater Van Gent X to the northwest to form a double crater. Van Gent also partly overlies what appears to be an older crater remnant to the southeast. This in turn is joined to Van Gent N, which is joined to Van Gent P along its southeastern side. The result is a crater chain of sorts consisting of five craters forming an arc with the concave side facing to the west. The rim of Van Gent is slightly distorted from a circle due to the craters with which it has formed. The rim edge is somewhat worn, and a small craterlet lies along the shared rim with Van Gent X. The interior is relatively featureless, being marked only by a few tiny craterlets. (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 107 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:
Kohlschutter, 53 km
Konstantinov, 66 km
Mills, 32 km
Van Gent, 43 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?Kohlschutter%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Konstantinov%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Mills%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Kohlschutter&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Konstantinov&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Mills&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Van+Gent&sort=

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/lroc-20110518-landslide.html
lunarnetworks.blogspot.com/2011/05/dark-landslide-near-van-gent.html

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Van+Gent
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Van_Gent_crater_AS16-M-0725.jpg
spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/apollo/apollo16/html/as16-118-18947.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kohlsch%C3%BCtter_crater_AS13-62-8915.jpg
dvidshub.net/image/858830/apollo-16-mission-image-view-kohlschutter-crater#.VJ_vHl4AKA
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Kohlsch%C3%BCtter
archive.org/details/as16-118-18957
lunar-anomalies.blogspot.com/2011/09/object-in-crater.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mills_crater_AS13-62-8915.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Konstantinov_crater_AS13-62-8915.jpg
spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/apollo/apollo16/html/as16-118-18947.html



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