Archive for November 2010

Plato and Sinus Iridum   Leave a comment

Again, data from the Planetary Data System, this time plotted as relief.

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Posted November 30, 2010 by finkh in Uncategorized

North Pole   Leave a comment

A model of the North Pole of the Moon.  Data from the LRO Laser Altimeter was processed and converted to a 16bit greyscale tiff and stored on the Planetary Data System managed by NASA.  I downloaded a file and converted the tiff into 3D surface, then exported it as an stl file, which can be read by the Rapid Prototyper.  This is to scale, 600 meters/millimeter, or 150km across, but the height is doubled because I forgot to read the manual.  The Pole is in the center, part of the rim of Crater Peary, just to the left of that small deep crater missing a piece, Whipple.

Posted November 30, 2010 by finkh in Uncategorized