By Vladislav Shevchenko, Zhanna Rodionova, Gregory Michael
This ebook is the 1st to rfile extensive the historical past of lunar and planetary cartography in Russia. the 1st map of the some distance aspect of the Moon used to be made with the participation of Lomonosov Moscow college (Sternberg Astronomical Institute, MSU) in 1960. The built mapping applied sciences have been then utilized in getting ready the “Complete Map of the Moon” in 1967 in addition to different maps and globes. through the years, a number of maps of Mars have emerged from the designated path “Mapping of extraterrestrial gadgets” within the MSU Geography division, together with the hypsometric map of Mars at a scale of 1:26,000,000, compiled via J.A. Ilyukhina and released in 2004 in an version of 5,000 copies. A extra targeted model of this map has on the grounds that been produced with a brand new hypsometric scale. furthermore, maps of the northern and southern hemispheres of Mars were compiled for the hypsometric globe of Mars. reduction maps of Venus have been made in 2008, 2010, and 2011, and hypsometric maps of Phobos and Deimos at a scale of 1:60,000 have been released in 2011. historical past of Lunar and Planetary Cartography in Russia presents specified details at the compilation of this different diversity of maps and may be of curiosity to all lunar and planetary cartographers.
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