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Color-coded topography and shaded relief map of the lunar near side and far side hemispheres

IMAP 2769

Prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Abstract

This publication is a set of three sheets of topographic maps that presents color-coded topographic data digitally merged with shaded relief data. Adopted figure: The figure for the Moon, used for the computation of the map projection, is a sphere with a radius of 1737.4 km. Because the Moon has no surface water, and hence no sea level, the datum (the 0 km contour) for elevations is defined as the radius of 1737.4 km. Coordinates are based on the mean Earth/polar axis (M.E.) coordinates system, the z axis is the axis of the Moon's rotation, and the x axis is the mean Earth direction. The center of mass is the origin of the coordinate system. The equator lies in the x-y plane and the prime meridian lies in the x-z plane with east longitude values being positive. Projection: The projection is Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Projection. The scale factor at the central latitude and central longitude point is 1:10,000,000. For the near side hemisphere the central latitude and central longitude point is at 0° and 0°. For the far side hemisphere the central latitude and central longitude point is at 0° and 180°.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Color-coded topography and shaded relief map of the lunar near side and far side hemispheres
Series title:
IMAP
Series number:
2769
ISBN:
0607992190
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
3 Maps: 109 x 84 cm
Other Geospatial:
Lunar Hemispheres;Moon
Projection:
Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area
Scale:
10000000