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 Rimae Prinz
Center Lat 27.3
Center Lon 318.3
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
M1147431972R 27.35 318.40 29° 1.16 m/px
M1147431972L 27.35 318.17 29° 1.16 m/px
M1147439085R 27.36 317.94 29° 1.18 m/px
M1147439085L 27.36 317.70 29° 1.18 m/px
M1147424860R 27.33 318.87 29° 1.17 m/px
M1147424860L 27.33 318.63 28° 1.18 m/px

Rimae Prinz low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (B)

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