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#1 sandconp

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:20 AM

I took a minute video of the moon with Sharpcap and I will eventually stack and create one image of the area I focused on.

 

Is there some kind of program available that will take my single iamge and map the lunar surface and which crater(s) I am looking at?

 

I am using Virtual Moon Atlas and don't see a way to easily find the location without scanning the entire lunar surface.


Edited by sandconp, 12 June 2019 - 09:27 AM.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:01 AM

In order to make use of any lunar atlas, you will need to know what region you are looking at in your image.  You can always post an image here and someone will be able to tell you where it is, assuming the image quality is decent.  But there isn't any software I know of that will blindly locate your region for you.  Image quality, orientation, scale, lighting, etc. are extremely variable, so you can't just press a button and get your image labeled.  Another good interactive atlas is here.  

 

https://quickmap.lroc.asu.edu/

 

And this one will simulate what the Moon looked like at any given time, although the labeling is more limited:

 

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4442


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:37 PM

In order to make use of any lunar atlas, you will need to know what region you are looking at in your image.  You can always post an image here and someone will be able to tell you where it is, assuming the image quality is decent.  But there isn't any software I know of that will blindly locate your region for you.  Image quality, orientation, scale, lighting, etc. are extremely variable, so you can't just press a button and get your image labeled.  Another good interactive atlas is here.  

 

https://quickmap.lroc.asu.edu/

 

And this one will simulate what the Moon looked like at any given time, although the labeling is more limited:

 

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4442

 

Take a look here.

 

 https://astrob.in/410218/0/



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:40 PM

Take a look here.

 

 https://astrob.in/410218/0/

Your image is inverted, which can make it harder to identify features if your atlas is not also inverted.  I reoriented your image and labeled a few of the major landmarks for you.  These should all be featured prominently in any atlas.  

 

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