Project

Title
Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon  
Geographic Area
Moon  
Organization
Lunar and PLanetary Institute  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/  
Status
Complete  
Publisher
Scientific and Technical Information Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration  
Metadata Compiled
No  
Metadata Format
 
Num Items
1  
Scale
 
Years
1966 - 1967
Description
The objective of digitally archiving all 675 plates from Bowker and Hughes' "Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas" is nearing completion. Each Lunar Orbiter 16" x 20" print was captured using the Olympus D-600L digital camera and digitally recorded as a ~1 megabyte, grayscale, jpeg formatted image. Image resolution is 300 m/pixel or 60% lower resolution than the original hardcopy print. The digital Lunar Orbiter Atlas of the Moon is a reproduction of the 675 plates contained in Bowker and Hughes. The digital archive, however, offers many improvements upon its original hardbound predecessor. Multiple search capabilities were added to the database to expedite locating images and features of interest. For accuracy and usability, surface feature information has been updated and improved. Lastly, to aid in feature identification, a companion image containing feature annotation has been included.  

Technical Information

Download Available
Yes  
File Format (Original Scan)
 
File Format (Display)
JPEG  
Resolution
400 ppi  
Compression Ratio
 
Image Management Software
 
Geo Referenced
No  
Rectified
No  
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Contact Information

Organization
Lunar and PLanetary Institute  
Name
Mary Ann Hager  
E-Mail
cirs@lpi.usra.edu  
Phone
281-486-2182