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ANDERSON
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 108


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 108; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 108                                            

Larger version of  Region
Lunascan Quad showing Sections 108,109 and 119,120
Enlarged area of region (USGS Chart 0010N-160180
LRO WAC_68 in pdf file
LRO WAC 67 in pdf file


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
15.8_N_171.1_E
Anderson is a 109 km lunar impact crater that is located on the lunar Far Side. It is located to the northwest of the crater Sharonov, and the satellite crater Sharanov X is attached to the southeast rim of Anderson.  To the northeast  the peculiar formation, not shown here, is  Buys-Ballot (Ridge Section 098), and to the east-southeast lies the larger crater Spencer Jones . Below Spence Jones is the crater Papaleksi. The outer rim of Anderson is heavily worn and eroded. Small craters overlie the southeastern and southwestern rims. The interior is relatively flat, with multiple tiny craters covering parts of the floor. The most prominent of these is Anderson L, located near the southeastern rim. Anderson L is also commonly known as the Anderson Finger. The Apollo mission files linked below contain a number of interesting images. (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 108 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:
Anderson, 109 km
Papaleksi, 97 km
Sharanov, 74 km
Spencer Jones, 156 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?anderson|0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Papaleksi%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Spencer%20jones%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Anderson&sort
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Papaleksi&sort
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Sharanov&sort
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Spencer+jones&sort

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Anderson
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Papaleksi_crater_AS16-M-0456.jpg
apollo.sese.asu.edu/LIW/20090504.html (Papaleksi)



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