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 Northeast Chaplygin Crater Rim
Center Lat -4.1
Center Lon 151.7
Pixel Scale 0.90 m/px
# Images 8
Incidence High Sun

Images used, in order of layering from front to back:
Image ID Center Lat Center Lon Incidence Pixel Scale
M1196774895L -4.08 152.07 28° 0.79 m/px
M1196788959R -4.10 151.54 27° 0.73 m/px
M1196781927L -4.09 151.84 27° 0.72 m/px
M1196795992L -4.09 151.46 26° 0.82 m/px
M1196781927R -4.10 151.69 28° 0.72 m/px
M1196795992R -4.11 151.28 26° 0.81 m/px
M1196788959L -4.09 151.69 27° 0.73 m/px
M1196774895R -4.09 151.90 28° 0.80 m/px

Northeast Chaplygin Crater Rim high-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (0.90 m/px) (click for more information)