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 Rutherfurd interior melt featured mosaic
Center Lat -61.2
Center Lon 347.8
Pixel Scale 0.70 m/px
# Images 6
Incidence High Sun

Images used, in order of layering from front to back:
Image ID Center Lat Center Lon Incidence Pixel Scale
M1230836842R -61.18 347.70 80° 0.66 m/px
M1230836842L -61.17 347.80 79° 0.66 m/px
M1230843875R -61.20 347.40 79° 0.69 m/px
M1230843875L -61.19 347.51 79° 0.70 m/px
M1230829809R -61.17 347.97 80° 0.71 m/px
M1230829809L -61.16 348.09 80° 0.71 m/px

Rutherfurd interior melt featured mosaic high-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (A)

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