Harpalus crater is in the “Upper-Left Quadrant of the Moon,” words immortalized in the film Destination Moon. This is where the four crew members landed in their steam-driven atomic rocket. Here Harpalus is in Mare Frigoris north of Sinus Iridum.
|Colongitude||44° at sunrise|
On final approach. These were all imaged from ldem_64.jp2, a 64-pixel-per-degree bump map of the moon produced by the LOLA Science Team.
From LAC 11
From Lunar Orbiter IV-158-H3 The triangle is an artifact of film developing, not an alien ship
(of course, it is gone a few days later…)
Lunar Orbiter IV at a higher sun angle.
A meshlab image of Harpalus at 1024 pixels per degree. Looking north. The sawtooth appearance of the crater rim looks like an artifact of the stitching of the data strips.
On the floor of the crater 89 meters per pixel. Looking north, positioned just south of the central crater.
On the floor of Harpalus looking toward the central mounds.
Harpalus Crater sawtooth mountains from 1950.