S&T moon globe quirk
Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:37 AM
Is this universal? (I didn't read any included material.)
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:44 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:59 PM
Too bad a uniform lighting angle could not have been obtained for the entire Moon. Any reason for this?
I haven't scrutinized sufficiently closely (having only briefly checked it out on Xmas day), but it seems the discontinuity is precisely following the two lines of longitude. Many craters are thus bisected, resulting in a kind of 'schizophrenic' lighting. Could not at least the more prominent craters have been spared this by manually zig-zagging the discontinuity around them?
Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:51 PM
The major work we did here at S&T was labeling features, not assembling the global mosaic; none of us here have the time nor computational power to assemble 25,000+ images into whats known as hemispherical "daisies" to make a globe.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:57 PM