Model of Gassendi Crater   6 comments

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24cm model of region around 111km Gassendi crater.  Model cut from 5/4 maple lumber.  Scale roughly 1:750,000.

Quickmap (http://target.lroc.asu.edu/q3/) view of Gassendi brightened up a bit.

Posted March 16, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Encke Crater   Leave a comment

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28km Encke crater with 32km Kepler crater in the distance.  Imaged from SLDEM available from Map A Planet 2.

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Section of LAC 057.

 

 

 

Posted March 10, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Jackson Crater, farside   Leave a comment

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71km Jackson Crater located at 22 degrees North and 163 degrees West.  Imaged from SLDEM available at Map A Planet 2.

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Section of LAC 051 from Planetary Names.

Posted March 8, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Clavius, Scheiner, Blancanus, Rutherfurd, Porter   Leave a comment

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22cm x 28cm model of Clavius Crater and its neighbors Scheiner, Blancanus, Rutherfurd and Porter.  Imaged from ldem_128.jp2 found at pds.nasa.gov and cut in Maple with a CNC.   Shape results from selecting sector of sphere:  12 degrees latitude and 28 degrees longitude.

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View with higher sun angle.

Posted March 5, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

King Crater   Leave a comment

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76 km King Crater on the far side of the Moon.  Image generated from SLDEM available at Map a Planet 2.

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Unusually detailed section of LAC chart 065.

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View of King Crater from Apollo 16.

Posted March 2, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Picture of the Century   Leave a comment

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Copernicus Crater from Map A Planet SLDEM data with lighting of the surface using Blender.

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An attempt to reproduce the Picture of the Century, taken by Lunar Orbiter 2 in 1966, with the original seen below.

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The original.

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The reprocessed version by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.

Posted February 27, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Haldane Crater   1 comment

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40km Haldane Crater imaged from SLDEM dataset at Map-A-Planet-2.  Snapshot in meshlab enhanced in photoshop to bring out the rilles both in the interior and concentric to the crater.

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Overhead view from quickmap.

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Section of LAC 81 from planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Page/Moon1to1MAtlas.

Posted February 23, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized