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Celestial Atlases and Maps

 

  • Google Mars (Google) Contains detailed scientific imagery of Mars in three views: 1) an "Elevation" view showing shaded relief color-coded by altitude; 2) a "Visible" mosaic of images from the visible portion of the spectrum, and 3) an "Infrared" mosaic of images from the infrared portion of the spectrum.
  • Historical Celestial Atlases on the Web (van Gent) Includes links to historical celestial atlases and globes on the internet and to virtual exhibitions on celestial cartography. Up to the middle of the 19th century, celestial atlases and globes were considered to be both works of precision and art and in many cases were the result of accomplished astronomers and artisans.
  • Lunar Atlases (Lunar and Planetary Institute) Includes the Lunar Orbiter Atlas of the Moon, Consolidated Lunar Atlas, Apollo Image Atlas, and the Lunar Map Catalog.
  • Lunar South Pole Atlas Lunar and Planetary Institute, an online atlas that consists of a series of maps, images, and illustrations of the south polar region.
  • Map-a-Planet (US Geological Survey Astrogeology Research Program) Access, customize and download image maps of the planets and their moons from a variety of missions in an easy to use web interface. Select a planet or moon and choose from a list of available datasets.