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The Unified Lunar Control Network 2005

Open-File Report 2006-1367

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Abstract

This report documents a new general unified lunar control network and lunar topographic model based on a combination of Clementine images and a previous network derived from Earth-based & Apollo photographs, and Mariner 10, & Galileo images. This photogrammetric network solution is the largest planetary control network ever completed. It includes the determination of the 3-D positions of 272,931 points on the lunar surface and the correction of the camera angles for 43,866 Clementine images, using 546,126 tie point measurements. The solution RMS is 20 ?m (= 0.9 pixels) in the image plane, with the largest residual of 6.4 pixels. The explanation given here, along with the accompanying files, comprises the release of the network information and of global lunar digital elevation models (DEMs) derived from the network. A paper that will describe the solution and network in further detail will be submitted to a refereed journal, and will include additional background information, solution details, discussion of accuracy and precision, and explanatory figures.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The Unified Lunar Control Network 2005
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2006-1367
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
iii, 18 p.; data files
Number of Pages:
21
Time Range Start:
2005-01-01
Time Range End:
2005-12-31
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y