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 Southeast Portion of Tsiolkovskiy Crater
Center Lat -22.4
Center Lon 130.3
Pixel Scale 1.90 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
M1172190952R -22.40 130.64 82° 1.93 m/px
M1172190952L -22.40 130.47 82° 1.94 m/px
M1172198059R -22.40 130.37 83° 1.87 m/px
M1172198059L -22.40 130.21 83° 1.88 m/px
M1172205165R -22.49 130.11 84° 1.94 m/px
M1172205165L -22.48 129.94 84° 1.93 m/px

Southeast Portion of Tsiolkovskiy Crater low-Sun controlled NAC mosaic (B)

Mosaic (1.90 m/px) (click for more information)