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    Moon scapes.

    Do the current lunar orbiters take oblique views of the moon? It is fifty plus years since the first lunar orbiter did Copernicus at a low angle and the papers carried it as "the picture of the century". I would have thought there was a small market for posters of spectacular lunar views and I have long wanted a wide picture of the straight wall in the lunar evening.

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    Yes.

    Some images from LROC are available at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/images
    Selden

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    Quote Originally Posted by selden View Post
    Yes.

    Some images from LROC are available at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/images
    Wow. 11 kilometers across:
    LunarPierazzoCrater2.jpg

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    Thanks. I only seem to see vertical shots in the magazines. I would also like to suggest another Moon probe that just keeps imaging from Earth orbit. Over nine years it should provide data showing the lunar surface under all possible Sun angles. The science should be good and if there is Solar activity with energetic particles it will show any effects. And it could extensively do the terminator. After one or two lunations nice videos of shadows evolving over iconic sites would be shown on the projects website. With good music like Morning mood from the Peer Gynt suite by Greig or Ravels Daphnis et Chloe such work would go down well I think.

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