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Lunar Chart LAC series First Edition

Lunar Chart LAC series First Edition
Below is the technical information. The condition of these is very good. Kept rolled up. 4.2.1 Lunar Astronautical Chart (LAC) Series (Published by ACIC) Lunar Astronautical Charts Scale: 1:1,000,000 Projection: Mercator and Lambert Conformal Conic Sheet Size: 22” x 29” The LAC sheet layout which has often been used as a location reference in other lunar maps and publication provides for complete lunar coverage through 144 sheets. Forty-two nearside sheets have actually been published using earthbased telescopic photography and visual observations as basic sources. The charts are constructed on a Mercator projection (true scale at 11o 00’45’’) for charts in bands 0o to 16o N and 0o to 16o S; and, on a Lambert conformal conic projection in the following bands: 16o N-S to 32o N-S (standard parallels 21o 20’ and 42o 40’) 32o N-S to 48o N-S (standard parallels 21o 20’ and 42o 40’) 48o N-S to 80o N-S (standard parallels 53o 20’ and 74o 40’) The ACIC Selenodetic System (1965 was under development during the production of the LAC Series and later data sheets used this System for the selenographic control established from the measures of J. Franz and S. A. Saunders as compiled by D. W. G. Arthur and E. A. Whitaker in the Orthographic Atlas of the Moon. Gradients of major surface undulations were established by interpolating Schrutka-Rechtenstamm computations of J. Franz’s measurements of 150 moon craters. The varying control sources used during the course of compilation have sometimes resulted in mismatch of contour information between adjacent sheets. LAC charts portray lunar topography by shadient relief with a western illumination, approximate contours (300 meter interval), spot elevations, height differences between level features and crater depths. Background coloration is also used to indicate variance in reflectance of lunar areas under full illumination. Contours are omitted from many sheets (generally those covering limb areas) and the reverse side of some sheets contains a printing of the shadient relief portrayal, unencumbered with other chart details. Chart margin information includes an index of the series and qualifying and explanatory statements on the control, datum, nomenclature, relief portrayal, and elevation data contained. Feature names were taken from the International Astronomical Union nomenclature system. A dashed limiting line or dotted line is used to identify some features. The LAC Series was the principal source of available lunar cartographic information prior to the production of lunar maps from orbital photography. Its compilation included derivation of accurate local feature heights and depths through measurement of shadow images on source photography. However, use the earthbased vertical control and photography have not allowed definition of reliable regional elevation differences. By virtue of its scale, extent of coverage and topographic information contained, the LAC series continues to be of cartographic importance. The area of coverage provided by individual LAC sheets is reflected in Maps Index I(5). Chart No. Chart Name Edition & Date LAC-11 J. Herschel 1st Ed. Mar 1967 LAC-12 Plato 1st Ed. Jan 1967 LAC-13 Aristoteles 1st Ed. Jul 1967 LAC-23 Rumker 1st Ed. Feb 1967 LAC-24 Sinus Iridum 1st Ed. Sep 1966 LAC-25 Cassini 1st Ed. Sep 1966 LAC-26 Eudoxus 1st Ed. Mar 1967 LAC-27 Geminus 1st Ed. Jul 1967 LAC-38 Seleucus 1st Ed. Mar 1965 LAC-39 Aristarchus 1st Ed. Nov 1963 LAC-40 Timocharis 1st Ed. Oct 1963 LAC-41 Montes Apenninus 1st Ed. Sep 1963 (this one is missing from this set) LAC-42 Mare Serenitatis 1st Ed. Feb 1965 LAC-43 Macrobius 1st Ed. May 1965 LAC-44 Cleomedes 1st Ed. Dec 1965 LAC-56 Hevelius 1st Ed. May 1963 LAC-57 Kepler 2nd Ed. May 1962 LAC-58 Copernicus 2nd Ed. Apr 1964 LAC-59 Mare Vaporum 2nd Ed. Aug 1966 LAC-60 Julius Caesar 1st Ed. Sept 1962 LAC-61 Taruntius 1st Ed. Feb 1963 LAC-62 Mare Undarum 1st Ed. Feb 1964 LAC-74 Grimaldi 1st Ed. Apr 1962 LAC-75 Letronne 2nd. Ed. Jun 1962 LAC-76 Montes Riphaeus 2nd Ed. Apr 1964 LAC-77 Ptolemaeus 1st Ed. May 1963 LAC-78 Theophilus 1st Ed. Mar 1963 LAC-79 Colombo 1st Ed. Apr 1963 LAC-80 Langrenus 1st Ed. Mar 1964 LAC-92 Byrgius 1st Ed. Feb 1966 LAC-93 Mare Humorum 1st Ed. Jun 1966 LAC-94 Pitatus 1st Ed. May 1964 LAC-95 Purbach 1st Ed. Dec 1964 LAC-96 Rupes Altai 1st Ed. Apr 1965 LAC-97 Fracastorius 1st Ed. May 1965 LAC-98 Petavius 1st Ec. May 1966 LAC-110 Schickard 1st Ed. Sep 1967 LAC 111 Wilhelm 1st Ed. Oct 1967 LAC-112 Tycho 1st Ed. Jul 1967 LAC-113 Maurolycus 1st Ed. Dec 1966 LAC-114 Rheita 1st Ed. Oct 1966 LAC-125 Schiller 1st Ed. Oct 1967 LAC-126 Clavius 1st Ed. Oct 1967 LAC-127 Hommel 1st Ed. Nov 1967 Title: The Lunar Cartographic Dossier Author: Defense Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center; edited by Lawrence A. Schimerman. Pub. Info: St. Louis, Mo.: The Defense Mapping Agency, 1973 Series: NASA-CR 1464000.
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