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PhilHorzempa
post Apr 6 2007, 09:41 PM
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You can imagine this to be a companion thread to the one requesting suggestions
for MRO targets on Mars.

The LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) is set to launch in a little over a year
from now. There was to a be a site selection workshop in May 2007, next month, but
I see now that it has been cancelled. Therefore, it appears that it is up to us, the UMSF
Community to take up the baton and help NASA out. It was done for New Horizons at Jupiter
and was very productive.

So, what are the sites that you would like to see imaged at 0.5 meter resolution by
LROC, LRO's High-Resolution camera?

My first suggestion would be to re-photograph the Surveyor 1 landing site to compare
it with the images obtained by Lunar Orbiter 3.

My second suggestion would be to photograph the Surveyor 6 landing area. This
should image S-6 itself, but even more interesting, it may capture images of
Surveyor 4, which should be only a mile or so away. This would help to
determine whatever happened to S-4, which abruptly stopped transmitting just
short of touchdown.



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djellison
post Jul 13 2009, 02:34 PM
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You want to have the sun fairly low, so that when landing, the craters and boulders stand out well.

I would suspect that you target for the beginning of the lunar day, giving you a few days until the sun gets too high.
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post Jul 13 2009, 02:59 PM
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Your post sounds very reasonably.

That is for a better visibility during the landing and EWA which is very important for security reasons since the Moon light is so intense, that, I imagine, a person would have lots difficulties to discern the surface line.
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- PhilHorzempa   Targets for LRO   Apr 6 2007, 09:41 PM
- - nprev   Scientifically, Aristarchus (sp?) is probably the ...   Apr 6 2007, 10:36 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Other Phil, I have Surveyor 4 and Surveyor 6 about...   Apr 6 2007, 11:17 PM
- - As old as Voyager   If all the science has been achieved from LRO...   Apr 7 2007, 08:46 PM
- - Phil Stooke   A little snippet from NASA night at LPSC which I d...   Apr 7 2007, 11:58 PM
- - edstrick   Another crater/debris field that is poorly located...   Apr 8 2007, 07:34 AM
|- - As old as Voyager   The Luna 2 impact site will also boast a second cr...   Apr 8 2007, 09:12 AM
- - antipode   Is the LRO going to be able to image the terminato...   Apr 8 2007, 12:23 PM
|- - As old as Voyager   QUOTE (antipode @ Apr 8 2007, 01:23 PM) P...   Apr 8 2007, 04:38 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The Luna 2 third stage crashed about 30 minutes af...   Apr 8 2007, 12:29 PM
- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Apr 8 2007, 07:29 AM...   Apr 8 2007, 04:42 PM
- - Phil Stooke   I thought the shard was from an Apollo Hasselblad ...   Apr 8 2007, 06:28 PM
- - Phil Stooke   I want to clarify something Doug just said, citing...   Apr 8 2007, 06:51 PM
- - dvandorn   Oh, of course, Phil -- that's exactly what I m...   Apr 8 2007, 07:20 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Early Apollo sites were blanketed by high resoluti...   Apr 8 2007, 07:30 PM
- - Bernard   I vote for Ina, too.   Apr 10 2007, 08:35 AM
- - PhilHorzempa   Another LRO candidate would be the landing sites o...   Apr 10 2007, 04:58 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Luna 16 landed at night carrying cameras and artif...   Apr 10 2007, 06:04 PM
- - GravityWaves   I would like to see it image the rover tracks - Ap...   Apr 12 2007, 08:24 AM
- - J.J.   I have a soft spot for old Tycho; I'd love to ...   Apr 14 2007, 05:34 AM
- - dvandorn   The problem is, the Moon doesn't really have a...   Apr 14 2007, 01:31 PM
- - remcook   why is that? why is the moon so smooth? there...   Apr 14 2007, 08:55 PM
- - Phil Stooke   That's not really true. The surface is consta...   Apr 14 2007, 09:34 PM
- - Phil Stooke   This shows the area. - duh! - referred to in t...   Apr 14 2007, 11:03 PM
- - monitorlizard   The ultrastrange swirls of Reiner Gamma get my vot...   Apr 14 2007, 11:05 PM
- - PhilHorzempa   I would like to see LRO get high-res images of Cop...   Apr 18 2007, 02:53 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Copernicus would be interesting, but Lunar Orbiter...   Apr 18 2007, 03:19 PM
- - charborob   Resurrecting an old thread here. You can view LRO...   Jun 17 2009, 07:59 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The maps are here, half way down the page. And th...   Jun 18 2009, 11:00 AM
- - SpaceListener   Thanks Phil for the fantastic link.   Jun 18 2009, 02:03 PM
- - stevesliva   Holy schmoly. That really drives home the amount ...   Jun 18 2009, 03:47 PM
- - Phil Stooke   We're all doomed! Phil   Jun 18 2009, 04:18 PM
- - PhilCo126   on the contrary, looking forward to the extreme cl...   Jun 19 2009, 11:37 AM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Jun 19 2009, 01:37 PM)...   Jun 19 2009, 11:47 AM
- - Zvezdichko   There is a moon crater Clavius, plus a fictional b...   Jun 19 2009, 11:49 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Me too, but that and Luna 13 will be extremely dif...   Jun 19 2009, 12:55 PM
- - Tom Tamlyn   I've read that it will take a couple of months...   Jun 19 2009, 03:43 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (Tom Tamlyn @ Jun 19 2009, 05:43 PM...   Jun 19 2009, 04:02 PM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (ugordan @ Jun 19 2009, 12:02 PM) I...   Jul 8 2009, 10:27 AM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Jul 8 2009, 11:27 AM) Co...   Jul 8 2009, 10:36 AM
|- - ugordan   I'm guessing that even if it's taken, it w...   Jul 8 2009, 11:12 AM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (ugordan @ Jul 8 2009, 07:12 AM) I...   Jul 8 2009, 12:16 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Jul 8 2009, 02:16 PM) I ...   Jul 8 2009, 01:49 PM
|- - floron   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Jul 8 2009, 07:16 AM) Ma...   Jul 10 2009, 12:09 AM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (floron @ Jul 9 2009, 08:09 PM) Fro...   Jul 10 2009, 01:42 AM
|- - floron   perhaps they'll get some nice pics of the HOLL...   Jul 10 2009, 04:00 AM
|- - John Moore   QUOTE I was just looking on line for a broader vie...   Jul 11 2009, 08:09 PM
- - Stu   I don't care how vague or fuzzy or blurry the ...   Jul 8 2009, 02:24 PM
- - FordPrefect   Oh boy, this mission is so exciting. Can't wai...   Jul 8 2009, 04:15 PM
- - ilbasso   It will be interesting to see those sites in the l...   Jul 8 2009, 06:18 PM
- - charborob   If I am not mistaken, the NAC on LRO takes images ...   Jul 8 2009, 08:46 PM
- - djellison   LROC is bolted to LRO, so, like MRO with HiRISE, t...   Jul 8 2009, 10:45 PM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (djellison @ Jul 8 2009, 02:45 PM) ...   Jul 8 2009, 11:02 PM
- - brellis   Did LRO detect the "reddish hue" on the ...   Jul 9 2009, 10:03 PM
- - Ian R   Just in case an attempt at imaging the the Apollo ...   Jul 10 2009, 12:42 AM
- - charborob   Roughly guessing based on the "Where is LRO?...   Jul 10 2009, 04:50 PM
- - Zvezdichko   I also think that an attempt is possible to be mad...   Jul 10 2009, 06:39 PM
|- - charborob   QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Jul 10 2009, 01:39 PM...   Jul 10 2009, 06:51 PM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (charborob @ Jul 10 2009, 02:51 PM)...   Jul 10 2009, 06:54 PM
|- - Zvezdichko   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Jul 10 2009, 06:54 PM) W...   Jul 10 2009, 07:05 PM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Jul 10 2009, 03:05 PM...   Jul 10 2009, 08:26 PM
|- - Paul Fjeld   VERY cool, Joe! So (just thinking out loud w...   Jul 11 2009, 02:59 AM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (Paul Fjeld @ Jul 10 2009, 10:59 PM...   Jul 11 2009, 04:22 PM
|- - Paul Fjeld   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Jul 11 2009, 11:22 AM) I...   Jul 11 2009, 05:32 PM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (Paul Fjeld @ Jul 11 2009, 12:32 PM...   Jul 13 2009, 02:00 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Yes, but we had six Apollo landings, we still have...   Jul 10 2009, 06:54 PM
|- - climber   QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Jul 10 2009, 08:54 PM...   Jul 10 2009, 07:55 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Can't wait to see the new photos!   Jul 11 2009, 04:31 PM
- - Zvezdichko   You forget something. The flag was made of nylon. ...   Jul 11 2009, 05:43 PM
|- - Paul Fjeld   You could be right about the flag - I still harbor...   Jul 11 2009, 06:53 PM
- - Sunspot   The LRO website seems to be really temperamental.....   Jul 12 2009, 12:01 PM
|- - Zvezdichko   QUOTE (Sunspot @ Jul 12 2009, 12:01 PM) T...   Jul 12 2009, 12:07 PM
- - jmknapp   My s.o. took a picture of the moon this morning wi...   Jul 12 2009, 01:57 PM
|- - SpaceListener   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Jul 12 2009, 07:57 AM) M...   Jul 13 2009, 01:55 PM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (SpaceListener @ Jul 13 2009, 09:55...   Jul 16 2009, 12:04 PM
- - ilbasso   I think I could have seen the flag if it wasn...   Jul 13 2009, 12:12 AM
- - Zvezdichko   OK, several amateur pics from me, too: http://www...   Jul 13 2009, 12:26 AM
- - Phil Stooke   "Good! You answered me what I was searchi...   Jul 13 2009, 02:16 PM
|- - SpaceListener   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jul 13 2009, 08:16 A...   Jul 13 2009, 02:31 PM
- - djellison   You want to have the sun fairly low, so that when ...   Jul 13 2009, 02:34 PM
|- - SpaceListener   Full inline quote removed - ADMIN Your post sound...   Jul 13 2009, 02:59 PM
- - Phil Stooke   You need the low sun to discern surface features, ...   Jul 13 2009, 03:29 PM
|- - SpaceListener   Fantastic, Doug and Phil statements have closed ve...   Jul 13 2009, 04:04 PM
- - djellison   I'm sure I've read one astronaut, probably...   Jul 13 2009, 03:37 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Right, it's very apparent in the surface photo...   Jul 13 2009, 04:03 PM
- - djellison   http://www.solarviews.com/eng/moon.htm Mean surfac...   Jul 13 2009, 04:48 PM
- - SpaceListener   Thanks Dougs for the links. I knew about these tem...   Jul 13 2009, 05:57 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The first radar image from LRO has been released: ...   Jul 15 2009, 06:36 PM
- - Sunspot   And an interesting article from space.com http://...   Jul 15 2009, 06:58 PM
- - glennwsmith   Speaking of radar, and in anticipation of the LCRO...   Jul 16 2009, 04:12 AM
|- - John Moore   QUOTE (glennwsmith @ Jul 16 2009, 05:12 A...   Jul 16 2009, 08:53 PM
- - nprev   In the case of Mercury I'd guess that Arecibo...   Jul 16 2009, 04:31 AM
- - dvandorn   Also, isn't it true that there is still a fair...   Jul 16 2009, 04:48 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Btw happy anniversary, today restored video footag...   Jul 16 2009, 06:35 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Jul 16 2009, 08:35 PM...   Jul 16 2009, 06:43 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Yummy! Phil   Jul 16 2009, 07:06 PM
|- - Paul Fjeld   I think they could have bagged every single landin...   Jul 16 2009, 08:06 PM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (Paul Fjeld @ Jul 16 2009, 04:06 PM...   Jul 16 2009, 08:21 PM
- - Stu   This map might be helpful tomorrow, after the land...   Jul 16 2009, 09:23 PM
- - Phil Stooke   This one might be useful too... http://www.lpi.us...   Jul 16 2009, 09:46 PM
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