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GERASIMOVICH
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 146


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                                         Left.  Ridge Section 146; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of same section.                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
  USGS Charts 2030S-220240 (Gerasimovich, Stromgren)
USGS Charts 2030S-240260 (Ellerman)
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 145 & 146
LAC 106 WAC (Original pdf link)
LAC 107 WAC (Original pdf link)


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
22.9_S_122.6_W
Ridge Section 146 is Gerasimovich, named after an 86 km lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies beyond the western limb, to the west-northwest of the immense Mare Orientale impact basin. The outer blanket of ejecta from this impact reaches nearly to the rim of Gerasimovich. Nearby craters of note include Houzeau to the north (difficult to see in or LRO chart) and the smaller Ellerman to the southeast. The outer rim of Gerasimovich is worn and eroded, with a perimeter that has been modified and reshaped by nearby impacts. The much younger crater Gerasimovich D lies across the northeastern rim, and lies near the center of a poorly organized blanket of higher albedo deposits. Just to the west-southwest of the outer rim is the young, sharp-rimmed crater Gerasimoch R. The interior floor of Gerasimovich is irregular near the edges, and is marked by several small craterlets. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 146 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:
Stromgren, 61 km
Gerasimovich, 86 km
Von Der Paylen, 56 km
Ellerman, 47 km
Konoplev, 25 km

GOOGLED CRATERS:
Images

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
Lunar & Planetary Institute:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/ (Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunarorbiter/ (Photo Gallery)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?stromgren%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?gerasimovich%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?von%20der%20pahlen%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?ellerman%7C0

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/
google.com/#q=gerasimovich%2Ccrater%2CLRO (See November calendar)


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RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Gerasimovich
lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2012/pdf/2388.pdf
lunarnetworks.blogspot.com/2010/10/grand-lunar-swirls-yielding-to-lro-mini.html