Archive for January 2012

Plaskett Crater   1 comment

Plaskett Crater seen from the north.  Center at 82.1 degrees North, 174.3 degrees East.  109km diameter.  200 meter per pixel data from the LOLA science team; ldem_80n_100m.jp2 reduced by half.  Snapshot from Meshlab, sharpened in Photoshop.

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Posted January 31, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

South Pole, four quarters   Leave a comment

Quarter  80 degrees South.  Images derived from ldem_80s_80m.jp2 produced by the LOLA science team.

New Moon

Quarter

Full Moon

Posted January 25, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

South Pole of the Moon   Leave a comment

South Pole of the Moon.  100 pixel per degree data (300 meter per pixel).  Shackleton is illuminated arc near the center of the image.  Malapert is on the horizon at the left.  Sun at 0 degrees.

Camera closer to the surface looking in the same direction, from the farside to the earthside.

Same camera angle as above, sun over the Pole.

Posted January 25, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

The North Pole of the Moon   Leave a comment

Four megapixel model of the North Pole of the Moon; 80 degrees north.  This is zoomed in closer than 85 degrees north, viewed from directly overhead.  Sun at zero degrees, or just at the horizon at the pole, which is near the illuminated crescent left of center.

Two weeks later.

Posted January 23, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Reinhold   Leave a comment

Reinhold crater at dawn.  Produced from ldem_64.jp2 produced by the LOLA science team.

 

Reinhold at dusk.

Sun a couple of degrees lower.

Posted January 19, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Eratosthenes   Leave a comment

Eratosthenes Crater near dusk seen over Sinus Aestuum.

Dawn over Eratosthenes.  All images generated from ldem_64, a 50% reduction of ldem_128 produced by the LOLA science team.  Data converted to stl with Mathematica, composition and imaging using Blender.

Posted January 18, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Stadius   Leave a comment

Copernicus in the distance, Eratosthenes in the foreground, Stadius centered. From a 30 degree square selection from  ldem_32, a 32 pixel-per-degree digital elevation model of the moon produced by the LOLA science team.  STL file produced in Mathematica, lit by low sun in Blender.

Eratosthenes and Montes Apenninus in the distance, Stadius to the right with a higher sun.  To the right of Eratosthenes beyond Stadius is Sinus Aestuum.

A meshlab view of a 4-megapixel version of the same area imaged above.  From an ldem_64 height map of the Moon, reduced from the ldem_128 produced by the LOLA science team.

Posted January 14, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized