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 Orientale Floor Structural Blocks
Center Lat -24.1
Center Lon 262.5
Pixel Scale 1.70 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
M193581789R -24.11 262.69 81° 1.75 m/px
M193581789L -24.11 262.85 81° 1.74 m/px
M193588936R -24.11 262.42 80° 1.68 m/px
M193588936L -24.12 262.56 80° 1.68 m/px
M193596082R -24.12 262.15 80° 1.74 m/px
M193596082L -24.12 262.31 79° 1.75 m/px

Orientale Floor Structural Blocks low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (A)

Mosaic (1.70 m/px) (click for more information)