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Author Byrne, Charles J., 1935-

Title Lunar Orbiter photographic atlas of the near side of the Moon / Charles J. Byrne
Published New York ; London : Springer, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations
Contents Overview of the Atlas -- Lunar Orbiter Mission 4 -- Overview of the Near Side of the Moon -- Organization of the Photos -- Orientale Basin Region -- Humorum Basin Region -- Imbrium Basin Region -- Nectaris Basin Region -- Serenitatis Basin Region -- Eastern Basins Region -- North Polar Region -- South Polar Region
Summary In 1967, Lunar Orbiter Mission 4 sent back to Earth a superb series of photographs of the surface of the Moon, despite severe degradation caused by scanning and the reconstruction processes involved in transmission from lunar orbit. Using 21st century techniques, Charles Byrne¡ - previously System Engineer of the Apollo Program for Lunar Orbiter Photography -¡ has removed almost all the artifacts and imperfections to provide a comprehensive and beautifully detailed set of images of the lunar surface. The book has been organized to make it easy for astronomers to use, enabling ground-based images and views to be compared with the Orbiter photographs.¡ The photographs are striking for their consistent Sun angles (for uniform appearance).¡ All features are identified with their current IAU-approved names, and each photograph is located in terms of latitude and longitude.¡ To help practical astronomers, all the photographs are systematically related to an Earth-based view. ¡
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Lunar Orbiter (Artificial satellite)
Moon -- Maps.
Moon -- Photographs from space.
Genre/Form Maps.
Photographs from space.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781846281549
1852338865 (Mixed Media, Trade Cloth, CD-ROM)