Bangalore, October 5: Images of moon just released by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) prove that Chandrayaan-2 has achieved a big success in spite of communication loss with Vikram lander. ISRO yesterday released some images of the moon surface captured by Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC).
An image captured by OHRC at 04.38 IST on September 5 from 100km altitude covers a part of BOGUSLAWSKY E Crater (14km dimeter and 3km depth) and surroundings, which lies in the southern polar area of the Moon.
Boguslawsky is a lunar impact crater that is located near the southern lunar limb. It lies to the northwest of the slightly larger crater Demonax, and southwest of the concentric crater Boussingault. This place has been named after the German astronomer Palon H. Ludwig. Due to its location, this crater appears very oblong in shape because of foreshortening. The floor of this crater is flooded and relatively featureless. The rim is somewhat worn and relatively low above the surrounding surface. The crater Boguslawsky D lies across the eastern rim.
OHRC provides very high spatial resolution images of the Moon. The camera operates in the visible Panchromatic band (450-800nm). With a spatial resolution of 25cm from a 100km orbit and a swath of 3km, it provides the sharpest images ever from a lunar orbiter platform. OHRC is an important new tool for lunar topographic studies of select regions.