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LEIBNITZ
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 152


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 152; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of same section                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
  USGS Charts 3040S-260280
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
Original LAC 120 WAC in pdf

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Leibnitz in Ridge Section 152 is a huge, 245 km, impact crater located in the southern hemisphere on the lunar Far Side. It is located to the east-southeast of Mare Ingenii, and is joined to the northeast rim of Von Karman. Attached to the eastern rim of Leibnitz is Davisson (not labeled here) and intruding into the southeast rim is Finsen. Farther to the west is the large Oppenheimer (Section 153). The outer rim of Leibnitz is roughly circular, with a prominent outward bulge along the southern face. It has received some impact erosion and wear, with several tiny craters lying along the edge and the inner wall. The rim to the east and southeast has been somewhat modified by the craters Davisson and Finsen. Much of the interior floor of this walled plain has been resurfaced by lava, leaving a level, nearly featureless surface with the same low albedo as the dark lunar mare to the northwest. However the southeastern part of the floor is more irregular, and the albedo matches the surrounding terrain. The dark floor is covered in places by streaks of ray material, and several tiny craterlets. The small crater Leibnitz X near the northwest inner wall has been flooded by lava, leaving only a roughly circular rim projecting above the surface. (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 152 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:
Leibnitz, 245km
Davisson, 87 km
Von Karman, 180 km
Finsen, 72 km
Alder, 77 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?leibnitz%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?von%20karman%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?finsen%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?alder%7C0


APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
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CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
See reports below.

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

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
youtube.com/watch?v=aD_tP1YjTPU(Nishina & Oppenheimer)

RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Leibnitz
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Finsen
the-moon.wikispaces.com/VON+KARMAN
reports/finsen_and_alder.pdf