July 14, 2012
image by Howard Eskildsen
Maps are essential to finding your way around a museum, a city or even a moon. There are more maps of our Moon than of all the others combined, probably. Maps come in all sizes and styles and none is perfect. So make your own for your particular needs. That is what Howard has done with one of his full Moon views of the north polar region. Such high Sun lighting is the only time all of the near polar region can be seen at once, but the illumination makes it difficult to appreciate the morphology of all the craters - one of the tradeoffs that maps require. But if you want to identify the features when the Sun is high, or if you just want a neat poster, this map is for you.
Rükl plate 3 and others.
Yesterday's LPOD: Sliced
Tomorrow's LPOD: A Brighter Eye for Taurus