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HERTZSPRUNG
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 124


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 124; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 124                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
  USGS Charts 0010S-220240
Lunascan site composite of LAC 70-71/88-89.htm
lac_70_wac.pdf
lac_71_wac.pdf
lac_88_wac.pdf
lac_89_wac.pdf
  VMA graphic of Hertzsprung region
VMA graphic of Hertzsprung Crater


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
2.6_N_129.2_W
Most of Ridge Section 124 is taken up by the enormous crater Hertzsprung, which is 591 km wide. This crater is located on the lunar Far Side beyond the western limb. This formation is larger than several of the mare areas on the near side. It lies in the northwestern fringe of the blast radius of the Mare Orientale impact basin. Nearby craters of note include Michelson across the northeast rim (out of frame), Vavilov across the western rim, and Lucretius to the southeast (also out of frame). The outer rim of Hertzsprung has been damaged and modified by several notable impacts (mentioned above) and a number of smaller craters. A chain of small craters, designated Catena Lucretius, begins at the outer southeastern outer rim and proceeds toward the west-northwest until it connects with the perimeter of the inner basin. This inner area is less rough than the outer ring of the floor, and is surrounded by a circular range of ridges. The inner perimeter is also pierced by several craters, including Hertzsprung D along the eastern portion and Hertzsprung S on the western side. Nor is the interior of the inner basin free from impacts, including K, H, X, and L. The equator of the Moon passes through this formation, being located to the south of the midpoint and cutting through the central basin. (Credit: Most of the information used in this section feature descriptions obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 112 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/MOON/target

CRATERS:
Hertzsprung, 591 km
Vavilov, 98 km

GOOGLED CRATERS:
Images

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?hertzsprung%7C0 (Hertzsprung)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?vavilov%7C0 (Vavilov)

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
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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/Hertzsprung
luna.e-cremona.it/hertz.htm (VMA)
Geology & Deposits of the Hertzsprung Basin [pdf] (LPI)