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_AUSTRALELOA_E440S1296
Site Name Australe farside volcanism featured mosaic
Center Lat -44.0
Center Lon 129.6
Pixel Scale 1.50 m/px
# Images 8
Incidence Low Sun

Images used, in order of layering from front to back:
Image ID Center Lat Center Lon Incidence Pixel Scale
M1248707102R -43.93 130.13 78° 1.50 m/px
M1248707102L -43.94 129.96 78° 1.52 m/px
M1248714137R -43.95 129.82 78° 1.42 m/px
M1248714137L -43.96 129.66 78° 1.43 m/px
M1248721171R -43.96 129.54 79° 1.42 m/px
M1248721171L -43.98 129.39 79° 1.42 m/px
M1248728206R -43.98 129.25 79° 1.50 m/px
M1248728206L -44.00 129.08 79° 1.49 m/px

Australe farside volcanism featured mosaic low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (1.50 m/px) (click for more information)