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 Mons Esam
Center Lat 14.5
Center Lon 35.7
Pixel Scale 1.20 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
M1153980337R 14.48 35.59 67° 1.19 m/px
M1153973219L 14.48 36.20 67° 1.24 m/px
M1153987456R 14.49 35.22 66° 1.16 m/px
M1153973219R 14.48 35.98 67° 1.25 m/px
M1153987456L 14.48 35.41 66° 1.17 m/px
M1153980337L 14.48 35.79 67° 1.18 m/px

Mons Esam low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (1.20 m/px) (click for more information)