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 Aristillus crater featured mosaic
Center Lat 33.9
Center Lon 1.0
Pixel Scale 1.20 m/px
# Images 10
Incidence Low Sun

Images used, in order of layering from front to back:
Image ID Center Lat Center Lon Incidence Pixel Scale
M1188332994R 33.90 2.00 73° 1.20 m/px
M1188332994L 33.89 1.77 73° 1.21 m/px
M1188340022R 33.90 1.57 73° 1.18 m/px
M1188340022L 33.88 1.34 73° 1.19 m/px
M1188347051R 33.88 1.14 74° 1.19 m/px
M1188347051L 33.87 0.91 74° 1.19 m/px
M1188354079R 33.87 0.70 74° 1.22 m/px
M1188354079L 33.86 0.46 74° 1.21 m/px
M1188361107R 33.86 0.24 75° 1.27 m/px
M1188361107L 33.85 359.98 74° 1.26 m/px

Aristillus crater featured mosaic low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (1.20 m/px) (click for more information)