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 Lacus Autumni Featured Mosaic
Center Lat -11.2
Center Lon 276.0
Pixel Scale 2.00 m/px
# Images 6
Incidence Low Sun

Images used, in order of layering from front to back:
Image ID Center Lat Center Lon Incidence Pixel Scale
M1246564369R -11.18 275.65 83° 2.00 m/px
M1246564369L -11.19 275.82 83° 2.02 m/px
M1246550297R -11.21 276.26 84° 1.96 m/px
M1246550297L -11.21 276.42 84° 1.95 m/px
M1246557333R -11.19 275.96 83° 1.92 m/px
M1246557333L -11.20 276.12 83° 1.92 m/px

Lacus Autumni Featured Mosaic low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (2.00 m/px) (click for more information)