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 LM
Center Lat 20.5
Center Lon 30.6
Pixel Scale 1.33 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
M1096300781R 20.51 30.28 74° 1.34 m/px
M1096300781L 20.50 30.05 73° 1.34 m/px
M1096293636R 20.51 30.69 73° 1.32 m/px
M1096293636L 20.50 30.47 73° 1.33 m/px
M1096286491R 20.50 31.12 72° 1.34 m/px
M1096286491L 20.49 30.89 72° 1.34 m/px

Apollo 17 LM low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (C)

Mosaic (1.33 m/px) (click for more information)