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Stargazing New moon map from NASA ... VERY zoomable

  1. Oct 18, 2017 #1

    davenn

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  3. Oct 18, 2017 #2

    Borg

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    Wow, that is VERY zoomable! I wonder if you can see spacecraft... :wideeyed:
     
  4. Oct 18, 2017 #3

    mfb

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    I found the Apollo 17 landing site (with a lot of help from Google Moon where it is marked - the different illumination conditions still make it challenging).
     
  5. Oct 18, 2017 #4

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    I didn't know about Google Moon. That helped me to find the Apollo 17 site also. You can see the rover tracks but that's about the limit of resolution unfortunately.
     
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  7. Oct 18, 2017 #6

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    A quick way to find all the Apollo sites:

    click on "Overlays" icon
    click on "expand" button on "LROC Featured Images"
    click on "Search" tab
    enter: apollo
    click on "Find"

    2017.10.18.NASA.moon.quickmap.png

    hovering over search result items will result in the sites being identified by green edged white circle

    Selecting the "check box" pointed to by the blueish arrow will add a bunch of orange dots to the map.
    Clicking on one of the orange dots with take you to a web page devoted to that site.
    Example: Question Answered!

    Some of the orange dot web site pages provide higher resolution images.
    For instance: The Apollo 13 SIVB Impact

    I can't see it on the "Quickmap" app.

    ps. This is SWEET! Thanks, Dave!
    pps. And there goes the rest of my day.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2017 #7

    davenn

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    you are welcome :smile:


    haha yup, I can see I'm going to send hours on there too looking at all sorts of stuff :rolleyes:


    I did have a quick look in the area, but didn't see it, will have to use Om's suggested site to better define the area

    Thanks to Om, now knowing where to look, I can even see the shadow it casts ... AWESOME!!



    Dave
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017
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