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 0.50 m/px to 0.90 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.

Site Name Ina D Caldera
Center Lat 18.5
Center Lon 5.2
Pixel Scale 0.50 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
M139870138L 18.78 5.82 22° 0.50 m/px
M139870138R 18.79 5.90 22° 0.50 m/px
M142231505L 18.49 5.63 28° 0.50 m/px
M142231505R 18.48 5.55 28° 0.50 m/px
M126894211L 18.75 5.31 32° 0.48 m/px
M126894211R 18.74 5.25 32° 0.48 m/px
M109202243L 18.59 5.46 20° 0.52 m/px
M109202243R 18.59 5.38 20° 0.52 m/px

Ina D Caldera high-Sun semi-controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (0.50 m/px) (click for more information)