Encke Crater   Leave a comment


28km Encke crater with 32km Kepler crater in the distance.  Imaged from SLDEM available from Map A Planet 2.

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 2.08.59 PM

Section of LAC 057.




Posted March 10, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Jackson Crater, farside   Leave a comment


71km Jackson Crater located at 22 degrees North and 163 degrees West.  Imaged from SLDEM available at Map A Planet 2.


Section of LAC 051 from Planetary Names.

Posted March 8, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Clavius, Scheiner, Blancanus, Rutherfurd, Porter   Leave a comment


22cm x 28cm model of Clavius Crater and its neighbors Scheiner, Blancanus, Rutherfurd and Porter.  Imaged from ldem_128.jp2 found at pds.nasa.gov and cut in Maple with a CNC.   Shape results from selecting sector of sphere:  12 degrees latitude and 28 degrees longitude.


View with higher sun angle.

Posted March 5, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

King Crater   Leave a comment


76 km King Crater on the far side of the Moon.  Image generated from SLDEM available at Map a Planet 2.


Unusually detailed section of LAC chart 065.


View of King Crater from Apollo 16.

Posted March 2, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Picture of the Century   Leave a comment


Copernicus Crater from Map A Planet SLDEM data with lighting of the surface using Blender.


An attempt to reproduce the Picture of the Century, taken by Lunar Orbiter 2 in 1966, with the original seen below.


The original.


The reprocessed version by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.

Another try with blender:

Posted February 27, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Haldane Crater   1 comment


40km Haldane Crater imaged from SLDEM dataset at Map-A-Planet-2.  Snapshot in meshlab enhanced in photoshop to bring out the rilles both in the interior and concentric to the crater.


Overhead view from quickmap.


Section of LAC 81 from planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Page/Moon1to1MAtlas.

Posted February 23, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Theophilus and Cyrillus model   Leave a comment


Theophilus and Cyrillus in Maple at scale of about 1:860,000.  Model about 240mm across.


Desaturated photo at low angle.

Posted February 22, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized