LROC RDR Products
Again, another new experimental page... to try to create some sort of moonobserver-friendly overview of the many RDR Products which are online in the LROC site. Of course, the products which show odd features on the moon's near side are the most interesting ones!
What is RDR? Reduced Data Record.
See, for example, the first 10 images at the lower half of this page: LROC RDR Product Select
Negligence, or... (??)
- Sometimes, lunar scientists don't really know what to say or how to describe certain regions on the moon's surface, see for example this anaglyph ("Interesting Feature"): NAC Anaglyph: Interesting Feature
- Sometimes it's as if they just don't know, or don't care, such as: NAC Anaglyph:
- Or... they call a weird looking crater just "Weird crater", see: Weird crater southeast of Koch
- Or... they don't mind the IAU's official nomenclature, see: Mozart W. Names of composers are taboo, certainly on earth's moon! Not on planet Mercury.
- Mmmmm... I know crater Alpetragius B, but... there seems to be another one called "Alpetrogius B", see: NAC Anaglyph: Alpetrogius B
- Ever heard of "Mons Hantseen" ? (I know Mons Hansteen, not Mons Hantseen) (see: NAC Anaglyph: Mons Hantseen).
- Well here's something quite interesting! Have you ever known a certain crater called "Dart A"? Seems to be the LROC-team's new name for Eimmart A. See: NAC-anaglyph: Dart A Floor Melt
- Farside crater Mechnikov seems to be known as "Mechinov", see NAC Anaglyph: Mechinov Z scarp
- Lichtenberg should be "Litchenberg" (hello LROC folks?), see NAC Anaglyph: Litchenberg crater
An additional catalog?
Throughout the list of products one could see several examples of "Highland Ponds". It would be interesting to create an additional catalog for these ponds (we want to know their locations on the moon without looking for their coordinates).
There seem to be 44 of these highland ponds in the RDR list. It isn't really a lot. An additional catalog of them could fit in this page, or perhaps I create an individual page called Highland Ponds.
- DannyCaes Jun 10, 2016