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Lunar Orbiter photographic atlas of the near side of the Moon / Charles J. Byrne.

By: Byrne, Charles J, 1935-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Springer 2005Description: x, 329 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (12 cm).Content type: cartographic image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1852338865; 9781852338862.Subject(s): Lunar Orbiter (Artificial satellite) | MoonGenre/Form: Remote-sensing images. | Photographs from space.DDC classification: 523.3/022/3 Summary: Included CD-ROM contains all the enhanced and cleaned photographs for screen viewing, lectures, etc.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Removes the scanning artefacts and transmission imperfections to produce a most comprehensive and beautifully detailed set of images of the lunar surface.

To help practical astronomers, all the photographs are systematically related to an Earth-based view.

Organized to make it easy for astronomers to use, enabling ground-based images and views to be compared with the Orbiter photographs.

One CD-ROM inside back cover.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Included CD-ROM contains all the enhanced and cleaned photographs for screen viewing, lectures, etc.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Overview of the Atlas (p. 1)
  • 1.1 Content (p. 1)
  • 1.2 How to Use This Atlas (p. 1)
  • 1.3 Large-Scale Maps (p. 2)
  • 2 Lunar Orbiter Mission 4 (p. 5)
  • 2.1 The Mission (p. 5)
  • 2.2 Mission Design (p. 5)
  • 2.3 The Cameras (p. 5)
  • 2.4 The Film (p. 5)
  • 2.5 Scanning and Reconstruction (p. 7)
  • 2.6 Scanning Artifacts (p. 7)
  • 2.7 Cleaning the Images (p. 7)
  • 3 Overview of the Near Side of the Moon (p. 8)
  • 3.1 Origin of the Moon (p. 8)
  • 3.2 The Near Side Versus the Far Side (p. 8)
  • 3.3 Mare and Highlands (p. 8)
  • 3.4 Basins (p. 9)
  • 3.5 Landmarks for Geography (p. 9)
  • 3.6 Descriptions of Landmark Regions (p. 9)
  • Orientale Basin Region (p. 10)
  • Humorum Basin Region (p. 10)
  • Imbrium Basin Region (p. 10)
  • Nectaris Basin Region (p. 10)
  • Serenitatis Basin Region (p. 10)
  • Eastern Basins Region (p. 10)
  • North Polar Region (p. 10)
  • South Polar Region (p. 10)
  • 3.7 The Ages of the Lunar Features (p. 10)
  • Estimating Ages (p. 10)
  • Named Age Ranges (p. 10)
  • 4 Organization of the Photos (p. 11)
  • 4.1 Grouping by Landmark Regions (p. 11)
  • 4.2 Order: West to East and South to North (p. 11)
  • 4.3 Clean and Annotated Images (p. 11)
  • 4.4 High-Resolution Frames and Subframes (p. 11)
  • 4.5 Discussion Notes (p. 11)
  • 4.6 Enclosed Compact Disc (CD) (p. 11)
  • 5 Orientale Basin Region (p. 13)
  • 5.1 Overview (p. 13)
  • Orientale, the Archetype Multi-Ringed Basin (p. 13)
  • Crater Morphology as a Function of Size (p. 14)
  • Surroundings of the Orientale Basin (p. 14)
  • 5.2 High-Resolution Images (p. 14)
  • 6 Humorum Basin Region (p. 55)
  • 6.1 Overview (p. 55)
  • Basins, Maria, and Highlands (p. 55)
  • Apollo Landings (p. 56)
  • 6.2 High-Resolution Images (p. 56)
  • 7 Imbrium Basin Region (p. 100)
  • 7.1 Overview (p. 100)
  • The Imbrium Basin (p. 100)
  • Oceanus Procellarum (p. 100)
  • Fra Mauro Formation (p. 101)
  • 7.2 High-Resolution Images (p. 102)
  • 8 Nectaris Basin Region (p. 155)
  • 8.1 Overview (p. 155)
  • Basins, Maria, and Highlands (p. 155)
  • Apollo Landing (p. 156)
  • 8.2 High-Resolution Images (p. 156)
  • 9 Serenitatis Basin Region (p. 200)
  • 9.1 Overview (p. 200)
  • Serenitatis Basin (p. 201)
  • Apollo Landings (p. 201)
  • 9.2 High-Resolution Images (p. 201)
  • 10 Eastern Basins Region (p. 244)
  • 10.1 Overview (p. 244)
  • The Crisium Basin (p. 244)
  • The Australe Basin (p. 244)
  • The Smythii Basin (p. 244)
  • 10.2 High-Resolution Images (p. 244)
  • 11 North Polar Region (p. 263)
  • 11.1 Overview (p. 263)
  • Mare Frigoris (p. 263)
  • The Humboldtianum Basin (p. 264)
  • The North Polar Highlands (p. 264)
  • The North Pole (p. 264)
  • 11.2 High-Resolution Images (p. 264)
  • 12 South Polar Region (p. 291)
  • 12.1 Overview (p. 291)
  • Western Sector of the South Polar Region (p. 291)
  • Central Sector of the South Polar Region (p. 291)
  • Eastern Sector of the South Polar Region (p. 291)
  • The South Pole (p. 291)
  • 12.2 High-Resolution Images (p. 292)
  • Glossary (p. 323)
  • References (p. 324)
  • General Index (p. 325)
  • IAU Named Features (p. 327)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

The classic Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon by David E. Bowker and J. Kenrick Hughes (NASA SP-206, 1971) was marred by scanning artifacts inherent in the data collection method. Using modern software and computer imaging techniques, Byrne (formerly, system engineer, Apollo Program for Lunar Orbiter Photography) has removed many artifacts and balanced the contrast in the images. Although the images are not printed at the same scale as the original publication, the sharpness of revised images makes these among the loveliest images of the moon ever printed. The accompanying CD-ROM includes all the images in a downloadable format. When compared to the original book or the online digital version from Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) , Byrne's improvements here are apparent. He adapted LPI's useful scheme of indicating named features and has added scale and positional information. He comments on each area of the moon, and each image, concerning the moon's "geological" history as gained from an examination of features' shapes and superposition of craters and maria. The printing is of high quality. Individual files in the CD-ROM can be opened with a Mac, but the organizing software is PC specific. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. M.-K. Hemenway University of Texas at Austin