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FIZEAU
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 162


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 162; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 162
                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
Craters not shown on USGS chart *
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 153,154 & 161,162
No LAC/WAC show these craters

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
58.6_S_133.9_W
Fizeau is Ridge Section 162 and named after the prominent 111 km impact crater that is located on the lunar Far Side side, in the southern hemisphere. Nearby craters of note include Minkowskih to the west-northwest, and  Eijkman (not marked) to the southwest. The inner wall of the crater rim is multiply-terraced in the northern half, while the southern rim has a shear inner surface leading down to slumped deposits on the crater floor. There is a small but prominent crater lying across the southwest rim, with an inner surface that forms terraced steps covering most of the interior. There are also smaller craterlets on the rim to the northeast and west-southwest. The interior of Fizeau is relatively flat beyond the terraces, with only a few low rises in the northwest section of the crater and a central peak near the midpoint. Only a few tiny craterlets are located on the floor. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from Wikipedia.org. Section 162 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:
Fizeau, 111 km
Minkowski, 113 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?fizeau%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?minkowski%7C0

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

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
No data

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RESEARCH UPDATES:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Minkowski_crater_5026_h1.jpg