LAC 108   Leave a comment

Lunar Astronautical Chart 108 imaged from SLDEM dataset.  5 million faces for 16 x 20 degree sector of the far side of the Moon.  A section of Mare Orientale at the upper right, Montes Rook at the bottom right.

Close-up of above; Golitsyn crater at the top, with Golitsyn J in the foreground.  Lots of unnamed features on the far side.

Posted June 24, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Cassini Crater   2 comments

57km Cassini Crater at the eastern edge of Mare Imbrium.  Imaged from SLDEM available at Map A Planet 2.

Posted June 3, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Lambert Crater   Leave a comment

30km Lambert Crater in Mare Imbrium with 55km Lambert R giving the appearance of a flooded crater to the South.  Portion of LAC 40 imaged with SLDEM dataset available at Map A Planet 2.

Posted June 2, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Cardanus Crater and Krafft Crater   Leave a comment

49km Cardanus Crater at Western edge of Oceanus Procellarum.  51km Krafft Crater almost due North, connected by 60km Catena Krafft.

Krafft Crater with more overhead view of Catena Krafft.  Imaged from SLDEM found at Map A Planet 2.

Posted May 29, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Seleucus Crater and Briggs Crater   Leave a comment

45 km Seleucus crater in Oceanus Procellarum.  Briggs crater to the Northwest. Section of Lunar Astronautical Chart 38.


36.75km Briggs crater at the edge of LAC 38.  Both imaged using SLDEM dataset from Map a Planet 2.

Posted May 25, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Montes Apenninus   1 comment

19 degree x 22 degree sector of the Moon, Eratosthenes at the lower left, Archimedes at the top, and Montes Appenninus along the diagonal.  Scale roughly 1:2,000,000.  The sector is a bit narrower at the top, as a CNC accident necessitated a trim.  27cm tall, and about the same at the widest part.  The fuzz along the grain lines at the right is an artifact of machining and will be removed during finishing.  Maple blank 28cm x 29cm x 4cm; over 2cm material removed at the corners to generate the curvature.

Actual size on the model is one inch square, or 25mm.  Rima Hadley, the Apollo 15 landing site.


Posted April 5, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Struve Crater and Eddington Crater   Leave a comment


What looks like a mountain range is simply the border between two walled plains: 164km Struve on the left and 120km Eddington on the right. (The curved thin white lines are an artifact from the screen capture.)



16 x 20 degree Lunar Astronautical Chart 37.

struve crater

A slight change of angle.

Wide view of LAC 37.


View of Struve Crater.


Closer look at Struve L and rilles.

Briggs A on the border of Russell Crater.

Posted March 28, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized