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MICHELSON
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 125


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 125; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 125                                            
Larger expanded region of color chart above with Michelson centered
  USGS Charts 0010N-220240
USGS Charts 0010N-240260
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 124 and 125
Lunscan composite of LAC/WAC_70718889
lac_71_wac
lac_89_wac



BRIEF DESCRIPTION
7.2_N_120.7_W
Michelson is a 123 km crater on the lunar Far Side, located along the northeastern outer rim of the huge walled plain Hertszsprung (Section 123 & 124) and to the southwest of the crater Kolhorster (out of frame to the north). Michelson is a heavily eroded crater formation with multiple impacts along the rim edge and within the interior. The rim is roughly circular, but has been rendered relatively uneven due to these smaller craters. There are small craters across the interior floor, including impacts along the north, west and southeastern edges. Southeast of the outer rim is the crater chain Catena Michelson (see chart 0010N-240260 above) which passes near the outer rim of the crater Grachev. Due to the extreme curvature of the limb it is hard to see many scrunched details in the area east of Michelson. Our color graphic, although stretched more than the LRO image we clipped for the section, shows much more. (Credit: A lot of the information used in the Ridge Section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelson_(crater). Ridge Section 125 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:
Michelson, 123 km
Grachev, 35 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?michelson%7C0 (Michelson)

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
No matches.

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
See report below in Research Updates.

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RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Catena+Michelson+(GIRD)