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).

Site Name Apollo 17 Landing Site
Center Lat 20.6
Center Lon 30.4
Pixel Scale 1.24 m/px
# Images 6
Incidence Low Sun

Images used, in order of layering from front to back:
Image ID Center Lat Center Lon Incidence Pixel Scale
M1111607088L 20.54 30.70 73° 1.25 m/px
M1111607088R 20.55 30.92 73° 1.24 m/px
M1111621292L 20.56 29.89 74° 1.24 m/px
M1111621292R 20.56 30.10 74° 1.24 m/px
M1111614190L 20.55 30.30 73° 1.23 m/px
M1111614190R 20.55 30.51 74° 1.23 m/px

Apollo 17 Landing Site low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (B)

Mosaic (1.24 m/px) (click for more information)