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 0.70 m/px to 0.76 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_MAREMOSCLOA_E262N1505
Site Name Mare Moscoviense
Center Lat 26.2
Center Lon 150.5
Pixel Scale 0.70 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
M143642202L 26.32 150.05 45° 0.53 m/px
M143642202R 26.32 149.96 45° 0.53 m/px
M121220465L 26.19 150.52 44° 0.63 m/px
M121220465R 26.19 150.63 44° 0.63 m/px
M128305802L 26.10 150.00 49° 0.64 m/px
M128305802R 26.10 149.89 49° 0.64 m/px
M136565730L 25.97 150.03 51° 0.53 m/px
M136565730R 25.97 150.12 51° 0.53 m/px
M112970696L 26.11 150.32 51° 0.54 m/px
M112970696R 26.11 150.23 51° 0.54 m/px
M128299017L 26.12 151.07 49° 0.64 m/px
M128299017R 26.12 150.96 49° 0.64 m/px
M136558939L 26.36 151.09 51° 0.53 m/px
M136558939R 26.36 151.18 51° 0.53 m/px
M143635421L 26.32 151.11 45° 0.53 m/px
M143635421R 26.31 151.02 45° 0.53 m/px
M105887165L 26.68 150.34 45° 1.50 m/px
M105887165R 26.69 150.60 45° 1.49 m/px

Mare Moscoviense low-Sun semi-controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (0.70 m/px) (click for more information)