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GASSENDI
Directory - Section 52


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
The Mare Humorum basin and an interesting walled plain Gassendi, which resembles a diamond ring, are among the most prominent features of the south-western quadrant of the near-side of the Moon. The system of concentric wrinkle ridges in M. Humorum and the neighboring rilles Rimae Hippalus are good objects for telescopic observation.  Refer to your copy of the Antonin Rukl lunar atlas chart, page 131.

wikispaces.com/R%C3%BCkl+52
Rukl zone map page.

EARTH-BASED TELESCOPIC IMAGES:

Image - Gassendi (Sussenbach)
Image
- Gassendi (Cristian Fattinnanzi, 20" f6 newton at f:30 with a Vesta pro phillips webcam)
Image - Gassendi (Therin)

CRATERS IN THIS SECTION:
Agatharchides, 49 km
Doppelmayer, 64 km
Gassendi, 110  km
http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/pub/expmoon/orbiter/5lo178m.gif
Hippalus, 58 km
Mare Humorum, SE portion
Kelvin, Promontorium
Kelvin, Rupes
Loewy,  22x26 km
Puiseux, 25 km

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
Lunar Orbiter Database

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=
Gassendi, AS16-120-19295(H)

http://www.astrosurf.com/lunascan/as16-120-19295.jpg

http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/pub/expmoon/Apollo17/A17metric0602.gif
Landing Sites Map

CLEMENTINE:
http://www.astrosurf.com/lunascan/lud0120h.htm

LRO Images:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photos_of_the_Moon_by_Lunar_Reconnaissance_Orbiter

LAC/WAC

YOUTUBE VIDEOS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s72Ipp_wgks

LUNAR FLYOVERS:
No files found

Research Updates:
AS16-120-19295(H) - Awesome close-up of Gassendi (SP-362,175)
Gassendi (Lunascan)
LTPs in Gassendi (various)
Mare Humorum - Lunar Orbiter:  Impact Basin Geology (NASA)
USAF Lunar Chart - Mare Humorum (1966)

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