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 Riccioli crater
Center Lat -3.2
Center Lon 285.7
Pixel Scale 1.10 m/px
# Images 8
Incidence Low Sun

Images used, in order of layering from front to back:
Image ID Center Lat Center Lon Incidence Pixel Scale
M1154691807L -3.26 286.30 75° 1.11 m/px
M1154691807R -3.25 286.12 75° 1.12 m/px
M1154698928L -3.23 285.62 74° 1.09 m/px
M1154698928R -3.23 285.45 75° 1.09 m/px
M1154706049L -3.26 285.95 73° 1.11 m/px
M1154706049R -3.25 285.77 73° 1.10 m/px
M1154713170L -3.23 285.31 73° 1.15 m/px
M1154713170R -3.23 285.12 73° 1.14 m/px

Riccioli crater low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (C)

Mosaic (1.10 m/px) (click for more information)