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Farside Directory - Ridge Section 123


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                                             Left: Ridge Section 123; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 123                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
WAC 70.pdf
WAC 88.pdf
USGS Charts 0010N-200220
USGS Charts 0010S-200220

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
6.2_N_149.3_W
Ridge Section 123 takes its name from the crater Tsander, the Cyrillic rendering of Frederich Zander, an early developer of rocket engines. This crater (160 km wide) is located on the lunar Far Side and is attached to the younger Kibal'chich, and it is a heavily worn crater formation with an outer rim that has been rendered into an uneven, somewhat circular range due to impact erosion. There is a significant outward bulge along the rim edge to the south-southwest. A smaller crater lies across the rim to the west-northwest. The interior floor has low ridges and uneven areas most likely as the result of large deposits of ejecta. There is a cluster of small craters near the midpoint of the interior, and the worn remains of a pair of older impacts in the north and west. The best image of this arear can be found on the LRO Wide Angle Camera (WAC) Chart 70 linked above. The area south is covered by the lac WAC 88. Kibal'chich is a 92 km impact crater and lies to the east of the walled plain Korolev (Section 122). The rim of Kibal'chich is slightly eroded, and the shared border with Tsander has produced a straightened rim along the northwest side. But the edge remains well-defined and the inner walls display some terrace-like shelves. The interior floor is relatively level, with the remains of a small crater rim in the southeast quadrant. There is a small ridge located near the midpoint.  (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org and the crater sizes were obtained from NASA's WAC chart data. Section 123 and this directory were 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/MOON/target

CRATERS:
Kibal'chich, 92 km
Tsander, 160 km
Timiryazev, 53 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?tsander%7C0 (Tsander)

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollopanoramas/ (Apollo Surface Panoramas)
No matches found.
 
CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
No data located.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
LAC/WAC 70 (jpg)

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsander_(crater)