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CORIOLIS
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 119


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 119; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 119                                            

Larger version of Coriolis_Region
USGS Charts 0010SN-16018
Lunascan Composite of Sections 108, 109, and 119 & 1200
LRO WAC 68 in pdf
WAC 86 in pdf
BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Ridge Section 119 is Coriolis, named after a 78 km lunar impact crater that is located on the lunar Far Side.  It is the largest crater in the section image above and lies close to the 170-degree longitude line. In the region chart it is located dead center and not labelled.  In the USGS cropped color image at the upper right the crater Vening Meinesz is out of frame and in Ridge Section 118 but the label spills over into our subject section. The Coriolis crater floor is bisected by the lunar equater, and it lies about three crater diameters northwest of the crater Daedalus (Ridge Section 120). The rim of this formation is somewhat eroded, and several small craters lie along the edge. The northern rim is somewhat damaged, and has a slight outward bulge and depression in the side. The interior floor has small craters along the eastern and southern inner walls. There are also some low hills near the mid-part of the floor. In the SW corner of the section are two craters, the largest there which is Stratton and the the one above it which is Dewar. To see the region even better, refer to the stacked USGS charts 0010s&N-160180 above. Even more detail can be seen in the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter Wide Angle Camera (WAC) shots linked above. Coriolis is at the bottom right of WAC 68. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.com. Section 119 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:
Coriolis, 78 km
Stratton, 70 km
Dewar, 50 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?coriolis|0

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=Coriolis&sort

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Being sought.

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

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
No matches.

RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Coriolis
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Coriolis_%28crater%29