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SCHUSTER
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 117


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 117; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 117                                            

Larger version of Schuster Region
USGS Charts 0010N-140160
Lunascan Composite of Sections 106, 107, and 117 & 118
LRO WAC 66 in pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
Schuster is a 108 km lunar impact crater that lies along the eastern rim of the much larger walled plain Menseleev (Section 116) on the lunar Far Side.  A very good graphic representation of this area of study can be found in the single LRO image WAC 66 above. To the east of Schuster is the crater Henderson (under the "er" in label "Schuster"), and to the southeast lies the large Chaplygin. Shuster is a worn and eroded crater formation, with the most intact portion of the rim along the western half where it overlaps Mendeleev. There is a tight cluster of small craterlets along the northern inner wall and floor where the crater rim joins the rim of Mendeleev. The satellite craters Schuster N and Schuster R overlie the southwestern rim edge. At the midpoint of the crater interior is a central peak. The eastern half of the floor is pock-marked by small and tiny craterlets. (Credit: Most of the information used in this section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.com. Section 117 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:
Chaplygin, 123 km
Henderson, 47 km
Schuster, 108 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?Schuster%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Chaplygin%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Henderson%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollopanoramas/ (Apollo Surface Panoramas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Schuster&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Chaplygin&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Henderson&sort=

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
None found

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/5387?__fsk=-750064936

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
youtube.com/watch?v=q0Hh51cyPRo  (Chaplygin)
dailymotion.com/video/xmgykf_apollo-10-brief-view-of-bright-ray-crater-near-chaplygin-raw-stabilized_tech (Chaplygin)

RESEARCH UPDATES:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Schuster_crater_AS16-M-0467.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Henderson_crater_AS16-M-0464.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chaplygin_crater_AS13-62-8912.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chaplygin_crater_edge_AS11-38-5574.jpg
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Chaplygin
archive.org/details/AS13-62-8909
books.google.com/books=Chaplygin%2Ccrater&f=false