The two Narrow Angle Cameras (NACs) provide high-resolution (0.5 to 2.0 m/pixel) panchromatic images over a combined 5 km swath. Images acquired over many orbits and multiple months can be combined to create mosaics. NAC images acquired under similar lighting conditions (e.g. high sun/low sun) were map-projected using the GLD100 (WAC derived 100 m/pixel DTM) and LOLA derived crossover corrected ephemeris. In some cases images with similar incidence angles and opposite solar azimuth angles (east and west) were used to increase areal coverage. After map projection, the images were shifted in latitude and longitude to minimize offsets in regions of overlap, and the pixel values were scaled to reduce brightness contrasts caused by differences in illumination angles.

Due to the large size of this NAC ROI mosaic, the highest-resolution tiffs and pyramidal tiffs were down-sampled from 0.65 m/px to 0.80 m/px to fit the size constraints of the TIFF format.

When citing this product, use the following reference:

Robinson, M. S., Speyerer, E. J., Boyd, A., Waller, D., Wagner, R. V., & Burns, K. N. (2012). Exploring the Moon with the lunar reconnaissance orbiter camera. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spat. Inf. Sci, 39, B4. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B4-501-2012

RDR Name NAC_ROI_DANTECTRLOA_E262N1779
Site Name Dante crater
Center Lat 26.2
Center Lon 177.9
Pixel Scale 0.65 m/px
# Images 18
Incidence Low Sun

Images used, in order of layering from front to back:
Image ID Center Lat Center Lon Incidence Pixel Scale
M130484028L 26.01 177.83 70° 0.56 m/px
M130484028R 26.00 177.73 70° 0.56 m/px
M134021277L 26.21 177.93 75° 0.61 m/px
M134021277R 26.21 178.03 75° 0.61 m/px
M134028062L 26.21 177.24 75° 0.62 m/px
M134028062R 26.21 177.35 75° 0.62 m/px
M136382574L 26.02 177.58 52° 0.61 m/px
M136382574R 26.03 177.68 52° 0.61 m/px
M145820383L 26.35 177.49 66° 0.62 m/px
M145820383R 26.35 177.39 66° 0.62 m/px
M112787333L 26.19 178.21 49° 0.62 m/px
M112787333R 26.19 178.11 49° 0.61 m/px
M149358099L 26.53 177.51 77° 1.14 m/px
M149358099R 26.53 177.60 77° 1.14 m/px
M103345389L 25.45 178.23 68° 1.45 m/px
M103345389R 25.45 178.49 68° 1.45 m/px
M105707839L 26.82 177.88 46° 1.51 m/px
M105707839R 26.82 178.15 47° 1.51 m/px

Dante crater low-Sun semi-controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (0.65 m/px) (click for more information)