Archive for February 2012

Wiechert Crater   Leave a comment

Weichert Crater in the center, with Weichert J within.  Shackleton at the bottom of the image.  Looking toward the far side of the Moon.  800,000 :1 scale model of the region around the Lunar South Pole.  3-1/3 x 5 degree tile, 5 inches x 7.5 inches.  200 meter data derived from ldem file produced by LOLA science team.  The step-size is 1/300 inch; about the thickness of a sheet of paper, 67 meters on the Moon.

A meshlab version of Weichert J, surrounded by Weichert.  100 meter data.  This is seen looking south; the image of the tile above has you looking north.

Posted February 28, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Sylvester Crater and beyond   Leave a comment

Sylvester Crater in the foreground.  The smooth-walled craters beyond it are Philolaus N, M, J and L.  800,000 :1 scale model of the region around the Lunar North Pole.  3-1/3 x 5 degree tile, 5 inches x 7.5 inches.  200 meter data derived from ldem file produced by LOLA science team.  The step-size is 1/300 inch; about the thickness of a sheet of paper.

Posted February 24, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Looking for the Peaks of Eternal Light   Leave a comment

Peary Crater over a full Lunar Day.  Sun at the equator.  I didn’t see any Peaks of Eternal Light looking north.

Peary Crater with the sun 15 degrees above the horizon. The ridge to the left of the crater at the top is the North Pole. 200 meter per pixel data derived from ldem produced by LOLA science team.

Posted February 22, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Malapert Crater   Leave a comment

Malapert Crater full day.  200 meter data derived from ldem produced by LOLA science team.  Sun over the Lunar equator.  Recorded at 1920 x 1080 full HD.

Looking north to Malapert Crater, if the sun were 15 degrees above the horizon. Click for full size.

Malapert seen from the rim of Shoemaker Crater, about 30 km.  Shot with 35mm lens.  Sun 1.4 degrees south of the equator.

The scene above with the sun 15 degrees over the horizon. 200 meter pixels get fat close up.

Posted February 20, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Shoemaker Crater Full Day   Leave a comment

Shoemaker Crater 88.1 degrees South 44.9 degrees East with the Sun over the Lunar Equator.

Here is the point of view of this 50.9 km crater with the sun 15 degrees up:

Posted February 18, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Rozhdestvenskiy and Plaskett full day   Leave a comment

A 30 second lunar day near the North Pole.  Maximum libration (1.4 degrees) away from the Sun.

Posted February 17, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Rozhdestvenskiy full day   1 comment

Rotated and zoomed in from previous post.  Maximum libration of 1.4 degrees.  A full day in 15 seconds.  The near crater is the one imaged earlier, the far crater is the prime candidate for ice.

Posted February 17, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized