Model of Gassendi Crater   6 comments


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

Quickmap ( view of Gassendi brightened up a bit.

Posted March 16, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Encke Crater   Leave a comment


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

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 2.08.59 PM

Section of LAC 057.




Posted March 10, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Jackson Crater, farside   Leave a comment


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


Section of LAC 051 from Planetary Names.

Posted March 8, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

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


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


View with higher sun angle.

Posted March 5, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

King Crater   Leave a comment


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


Unusually detailed section of LAC chart 065.


View of King Crater from Apollo 16.

Posted March 2, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Picture of the Century   Leave a comment


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


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


The original.


The reprocessed version by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.

Posted February 27, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Haldane Crater   1 comment


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.


Overhead view from quickmap.


Section of LAC 81 from

Posted February 23, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized