The two Narrow Angle Cameras (NACs) provide high-resolution (0.5 to 2.0 m/pixel) panchromatic images over a combined 5 km swath. NAC images acquired on consecutive orbits, or occasionally over non-consecutive orbits under very similar lighting conditions (e.g. less than 5° difference in incidence angle and the same sun direction), can be combined to create controlled mosaics. A control network is generated to tie the images to the most accurate ground truth available and a bundle adjustment is performed to correct for pointing errors and image alignment. The images are then map-projected using the GLD100 (WAC derived 100 m/pixel DTM) and LOLA derived crossover corrected ephemeris and mosaicked together into an almost seamless mosaic of the region.

When citing this product, use the following reference:

Klem, S. M., Henriksen, M. R., Stopar, J., Boyd, A., & Robinson, M. S. (2014). Controlled LROC Narrow Angle Camera High Resolution Mosaics. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 45, abstract #2885). https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2014/pdf/2885.pdf

RDR Name NAC_ROI_APOLLO11HIA_E010N0234
Site Name Apollo 11
Center Lat 1.0
Center Lon 23.4
Pixel Scale 1.30 m/px
# Images 4
Incidence High Sun

Images used, in order of layering from front to back:
Image ID Center Lat Center Lon Incidence Pixel Scale
M106719774L 0.96 23.42 27° 1.27 m/px
M106719774R 0.96 23.62 27° 1.26 m/px
M106726943R 1.03 23.31 28° 1.24 m/px
M106726943L 1.03 23.12 28° 1.24 m/px

Apollo 11 high-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (1.30 m/px) (click for more information)