This screen allows you to explore the moon at your leisure by panning and zooming the map, identifying lunar features by clicking them on any of the maps or having them highlighted on a map by selecting them from one of the dropdown feature lists. A larger 1024x768 resolution screen can be displayed if required.

The features are broken down into 20 distinct lists including a list of features currently on the moon’s terminator.

The screen is split into three panes. At left is the moon display. Three blue slider buttons lie at the top, right and bottom of this pane. The top button (which is dragged left/right with the mouse) controls the amount of zoom for the map, the right slider button (which is dragged up/down) allows you to shift the map up and down and the bottom slider (which is dragged left/right) lets you move the map right or left.

At top right of the Lunar Explorer window is a small panel providing quick access to various views of the moon - All Quadrants (a full view of the moon), then the North-East, North-West, South-East and South-West quadrant views (which show more detail) and finally, but only if the OpenGL option is turned on, the North and South Pole views.

Below this, the third pane displays lists of lunar features or specific feature information, depending on what you're doing on this screen.

When this screen is initially displayed, it defaults to displaying a list of the lunar features that currently lie along the moon's terminator. Clicking on any of the features listed will identify it on the moon map. The selected feature will be outlined in yellow. You may need to scroll the map using the left-right and up-down sliders to bring the feature into view.

Listed alongside the feature names are the feature's lunar latitude, lunar longitude, the size of the feature and any comments about that feature. Simply scroll the display to the right or left to access this information. All this information is also available for viewing in the Lunar Features Database.


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When this screen is called, it displays the moon as seen through the default optical configuration that was selected on the Configuration screen. The

Optical Configuration icon on the toolbar can still be clicked to change the view local to this window if you so wish.