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RUMFORD
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 143


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 143; 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 105 WAC in pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
28.8_S_169.8_W
Section 143 is Rumford, which gets its name from the lunar impact crater located on the far side of the Moon. It is situated to the northwest of the large crater Oppenheimer (Section 153), and to the east-southeast of Orlov (Section 142). This crater lies across the eastern rim of the larger satellite crater Rumford T. The perimeter is somewhat rounded and polygonal in shape, with an outward protrusion along the eastern edge. The inner walls have slumped along the eastern half to produce a shelf along the sides. The interior floor has a lower albedo than the surrounding terrain, and there is a small central ridge near the midpoint. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from Wiki.com. (Section 143 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/Moon1to1MAtlas

CRATERS:
Rumford, 61 km
Walker W., 44 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?rumford%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?walker%7C0


APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
None located.


CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
See report below. *

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
None found.

RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Rumford*