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LEEUWENHOEK
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 142


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 142; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of same section                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
Composite of region made from four USGS charts
Lunascan Project Quad Composite of Sections 142,143,152,153
Composite of WAC Images 104,105,119,120
Original LAC 119 WAC in pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Leeuwenhoek is a 125 km lunar impact crater that lies on the lunar Far Side in the Moon's southern hemisphere. It is located to the east of the crater Birkeland and the unusual double crater Van de Graaff.  Leeuwenhoek is the dominat feature in Ridge Section 142 and so it was named after that crater, but Van de Graaf steals all the attention. To the northeast of Leeuwenhoek is Orlov and to the south is the large walled plain Leibnitz (Section 152). The outer rim of Leeuwenhoek is worn and eroded, forming an irregular mountainous ring about the relatively level interior floor. The inner wall is wider along the western and southern sides, offseting the floor to the northeast. At the midpoint of the interior is a central peak formation. There are a pair of small craterlets on the floor and several tiny craters. Leeuwenhoek partly overlaps the satellite crater Leeuwenhoek E to the northeast. Notice De Vries near the top of the section frame. For some reason there are numerous images from the Apoollo 17 mission of this crater and Van de Graaf. (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 142 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:
Birkeland, 82 km
De Vries, 59 km
Leeuwenhoeck, 125 km
Nassau, 76 km
Orlov, 81 km
Van de Graaff, 233 km / 4 km deep

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?birkeland%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?de%20vries%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?leeuwenhoek%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?nassau%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?orlov%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?van%20de%20graaf%7C0


APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=birkeland&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=de+vries&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=leeuwenhoek&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=nassau&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=orlov&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=van+de+graaf&sort=


CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
See reports below.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
See Van de Graaf below. *

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
None found.

RESEARCH UPDATES:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Vries_(crater)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_de_Graaff_(crater)
nasa.gov/exploration/multimedia/highlights/2010-22A.htm (Van de Graaf ) *
lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/?archives/276-Ejecta-from-Van-de-Graaff-Crater.html *
nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/lola-20100507-vandegraaff.html *
lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/index.php?/archives/178-Crater-wall-in-Van-de-Graaff-Constellation-Region-of-Interest.html *
lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/index.php?/archives/284-Immature-Ejecta.html *
the-moon.wikispaces.com/ROI+-+Van+De+Graaf+Crater
lunarnetworks.blogspot.com/2010/09/ejecta-from-van-de-graaff.html   *
space-station-shuttle.blogspot.com/2010/02/crater-wall-in-van-de-graaff-c.html *
farside/reports/magnetic_anomalies_van_de_graaf.pdf