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IOFFE
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 135



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                                        Left.  Ridge Section 135; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of same area.                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
  USGS Charts 1020S-220240
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 124,125 & 145,146
LAC 88 WAC (Original pdf link) **
LAC 89 WAC (Original pdf link) * 
LAC 107 WAC (Original pdf link)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Ioffe is an 86 km lunar impact crater on the lunar Far Side and can be viewed in high resolution in LAC 89 WAC above (*).  (Mis-spelled as "Joffe" on the USGS chart).  It lies to the south of the walled plain Hertzsprung (Section 124), and is attached to the southwestern outer rim of Fridman. Only a short stretch of terrain separates Ioffe from Belopol'skiy to the southeast. To the NW of Ioffe is Evans which can be viewed in hires at LAC 88 WAC. (**)  Ioffe is a relatively youthful crater, with a well-defined outer rim and a terraced inner wall. Nevertheless the outer rim has been marked by subsequent impacts. A smaller crater lies along the rim edge where Ioffe is joined to Fridman. There is also a small craterlet along the northwestern rim. The interior floor is relatively level, with the exception of a low, uneven ridge of material that stretches from just east of the midpoint to the south-southwestern inner wall. The interior is free of impacts of note. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 135 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:
Evans, 67 km
Paschen, 124
Ioffe, 86 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?evans%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?paschen%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?ioffe%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
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CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
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LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
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YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Ioffe