Virtual Moon Atlas

VMA download page

Dowload news are about :

  • The new complete “Pro”6.0 version with new WEBLUN module, “ATLUN” ©, databases manager “DATLUN” © and pictures manager “PHOTLUN” ©
  • New high definition and historical textures.
  • New database of 52000 anonymous craters.
  • New pictures libraries.
  • 5 new scientific overlay.

These new items are red colored.

All the files have been put together in several packages for making transferts easier, and for permetting everyone to download only requested elements. The only mandatory element is one of the “Packs”.

Pre-requested :

  • Graphic card better than Nvidia G210 or ATI 5450.
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
  • Mac OS X with version 10.4 Tiger or higher with an Intel processor.
  • Linux with Gtk2 and OpenGL acceleration.

PACKS

“Pro 6.0”software
New!

Windows

Mac

Linux

MD5 sum
110 MB
November 12 2012
The new “Pro” 6.0 software version:
Open GL software with “real 3D lunar globe”, “Phases and librations display, “Goto mounts driving, Double windows display, scientific overlays display, “DATLUN” © databases manager, “PHOTLUN” © pictures manager. Needs a powerful hardware configuration.
- “LRO WAC , ”“Airbrush with and without albedo” textures” and “Clementine” photographic texture with 1000 m resolution
- Databases “Named formations of Nearside and Farside”,
“Indiced formations of Nearside and Farside”,
“Historical sites”, “Pyroclastic deposits” and “Volcanic domes” included.
- 39 scientific overlays
English and French with pictured documentations.
This pack can be completed with :
- Others languages translations
- All pictures libraries
- Very high resolution textures
Note : If you want to support our action, you can also obtain a more complete version on DVD, including pictures libraries and all the textures up to 60m resolution (4 GB of data).
Please, consult the page "Order the DVD"
PocketLun
PocketPC 113 MB
December 22 2009
The Pocket PC version of VMA :
“2D lunar globe” with Nearside Farside and phases display,
- Audio comments on formations can be recorded - Databases “Named formations of Nearside and Farside”,
“LOPAM” pictures library

UPDATES

Version 6.1 update
Nouveau!

Windows

Mac

Linux_32bit

Linux_64bit
4 MB
April 21 2013
Install this file after the main installer above.
It correct for the following problems encountered with the version 6.0:
- Display corruption after a font change
- Impossible to compute the CCD fields.
- Glossary window is too small.
- The initial size of the Moon is too small for the window.
- Clarify the observatory East/West longitude display.
- Some time zone files are missing.
- Fix the import of data in Datlun.
Bug with ATI graphic cards
New!

Windows

Mac
2 MB
December 6 2012
This files correct a bug that occur on Mac with an ATI Radeon graphic card, or Windows with legacy ATI drivers for the graphic card Radeon X… , Radeon 9… or older.
This bug prevent the program to start or display only a blank page.
If you are affected, install this file after the main package.
Do not install it in any other case as there may be incompatibilities with other graphic drivers. Linux system are not affected by this problem.

TRANSLATION

Translations
Languages Translations in other languages than English and French.

TEXTURES

LRO WAC High resolution 250m/pixel
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
155 MB
November 12 2012
Photographic texture covering complete lunar globe realized from the LRO WAC camera. Resolution: 250 m. Can complete the Pro version.
LRO WAC High resolution 120m/pixel
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
375 MB
November 12 2012
Photographic texture covering complete lunar globe realized from the LRO WAC camera. Resolution: 120 m. You need to install first the 250m version.
Chang'e 2 High resolution 250m/pixel
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
138 MB
November 12 2012
Photographic texture realized from the Chang'e 2 probe. Resolution: 250 m. Can complete the Pro version.
Chang'e 2 High resolution 120m/pixel
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
343 MB
November 12 2012
Photographic texture realized from the Chang'e 2 probe. Resolution: 120 m. You need to install first the 250m version.
Chang'e 2 High resolution 60m/pixel
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
1.2 GB
November 12 2012
Photographic texture realized from the Chang'e 2 probe. Resolution: 60 m. You need to install first the 250m and 120m version.
Historical maps
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
27 MB
November 12 2012
The historical maps from Langrenus, Cassini, Hevelius and Tobias Mayer. Can complete the Pro version.
High resolution Clementine photographic textures
Windows
Mac
Linux
125 MB
December 23 2009
Photographic texture covering complete lunar globe realized from Clementine probe data (Copyright”USGS / Astrogeology”. Resolution : 250 m. Can complete the Pro version.
High resolution Lunar Orbiter photographic texture 250m/pixel
Windows
Mac
Linux
166 MB
December 23 2009
Very high resolution photographic texture with shadowed relief realized from Lunar Orbiters data. Resolution : 250 m.
High resolution Lunar Orbiter photographic texture 120m/pixel
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
303 MB
November 12 2012
Very high resolution photographic texture with shadowed relief realized from Lunar Orbiters data. Resolution : 120 m. You need to install first the 250m version.
High resolution Lunar Orbiter photographic texture 60m/pixel
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
1.0 GB
November 12 2012
Very high resolution photographic texture with shadowed relief realized from Lunar Orbiters data. Resolution : 60 m. You need to install first the 250m and 120m version.
Aibrush without albedo texture
Windows
Mac
Linux
40 MB
December 23 2009
Topographic map drawn with airbrush and without albedo hues. Ideal texture for using with scientific overlays. Resolution : 500 m.

PICTURES LIBRARIES

BEST OF DAMIAN PEACH
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
55 MB
Novembre 12 2012
Nearside formations pictures by Damian Peach, (Thanks to him !)
BEST OF PIC DU MIDI
New!
Windows
Mac
Linux
12 MB
November 12 2012
Nearside formations pictures taken with 1m telescope at Pic du Midi by JL Dauvergne, P. Tosi, E. Rousset, F. Colas (Thanks to them !)
BEST OF AMATEURS
Windows
Mac
Linux
27 MB
May 15 2008
Includes 3 pictures libraries with some best amateur formation pictures.
- Nearside formations pictures by Paolo Lazzarotti, (Thanks to him !)
- Nearside formations pictures by Wes Higgins (Thanks to him !)
- Nearside formations pictures by Zac Pujic, Mike Wirths and Craig Zerbe (Thanks to them !)
LUNAR ORBITER PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLAS OF THE MOON ( LOPAM )
Windows
Mac
Linux
25 MB
May 15 2008
Contains more than 1000 pictures extracted from LOPAM and taken by Lunar Orbiter 4 probe. Details to 300 m / pixel.
New version destripped using Niels Noordhoek routine (Thanks to him !)
Windows
Mac
Linux
5.1 MB
October 25 2003
Pictures extracted from LOPAM and taken by Lunar Orbiter 4 probe. Details to 300 m / pixel.
130 pictures of the most famous lunar formations.
The pictures library for those who don't want to download more !
APOLLO MAPPING CAMERAS
Windows
Mac
Linux
40 MB
November 6 2006
“Apollo Mapping Cameras” pictures from missions Apollo 15,16 & 17 put online by Lunar and Planetary Institute
LUNAR ASTRONAUTICAL CHARTS & LUNAR MAPS
Windows
Mac
Linux
62 MB
October 25 2005
Nearside formations pictures extracted from “Lunar Astronautical Charts” and “Lunar Maps” put online by the Lunar and Planetary Institute
CONSOLIDATED LUNAR ATLAS
Windows
Mac
Linux
85 MB
December 23 2009
Nearside formations pictures extracted from “Consolidated Lunar Atlas” put online by the Lunar and Planetary Institute
APOLLO MISSIONS
Windows
Mac
Linux
9.5 MB
October 31 2002
APOLLO pictures of Nearside taken from orbit by Apollo 8, 10, 11, 12 ,13 ,14 ,15 ,16 and 17 missions from 1968 to 1972. They show formations with angular views different from the view from earth.
LUNA, RANGER, LUNAR ORBITER 1,2,3,5 and SURVEYOR PROBES
Windows
Mac
Linux
5 MB
April 14 2003
Nearside formations pictures taken by american and soviet probes :
- Ranger 8 and 9
- Surveyor 1,3,5,6 and 7
- Lunar Orbiter 1,2,3 and 5
- Luna 9,13,17 and 21
- Probes pictures
CLEMENTINE Probe
Windows
Mac
Linux
4.2 MB
April 14 2003
Formations pictures taken by Clementine american probe :
Different from LOPAM pictures, These new photos have been taken with a solar vertical lighting and show albedo variations in formations. 100 m/pixel details in some of them. (Formations whose official name begins with A and B)
Note : This library will not be completed in the future because of the availability of the high resolution “Photographic Clementine” texture (500 m). See above..
KAGUYA PROBE
Windows
Mac
Linux
15 MB
December 23 2009
Pictures taken by japanese probe KAGUYA and put online by JAXA agency, 160 new pictures of main Nearside formations taken with a low angle.

Older versions

Use this version on a old computer with Windows 95 or 98, or in the case your graphic card do not support the full version.

Software
Virtual Moon Atlas "Light" 3.5c 6.2 MB
May 28 2008
2D software with Nearside and Farside, without libration display only for limited hardware without OpenGL support and including :
- Basic airbrush texture 2D mean resolution”
- “Geologic map / Nearside”
- “Named formations” Nearside and Farside databases”.
- Documentation.
English and French versions.
Virtual Moon Atlas "Expert" version 3.5c14 MB
May 28 2008
Open GL software with complete “Virtual lunar globe in 3D” with “Goto” mounts driving, for mean hardware.
- “Photographic texture on complete globe” mean resolution (2000m)“
- “Named formations” Nearside and Farside databases”,
“Indiced formations ” and “Historical sites” databases included.
English and French versions with pictures documentation.

Installation problems

OpenGL problems:

Please read the Tutorial first! Tutorial!

If the program crash at startup with a variety of error message try one of the following :

  • If the program crash or freeze when you activate the dynamic relief with an ATI card please set “Catalyst AI” to Standard or Disable in Catalyst Control Center.
  • Update your video card driver from the card manufacturer web page ( ATI, NVIDIA, INTEL ). This is specifically important with Vista as the first available drivers are of poor quality.ATI, NVIDIA, INTEL ).
  • Disable the video card hardware acceleration in the Windows Display Property.
  • Use the “Light” version of the program.

Linux problems :

  • Install instruction:
    tar xf virtualmoon-6.0-linux.tar
    sudo ./vmapro_install.sh
  • The moon display blink on refresh: Disable the compositing manager (Kwin, Compiz, …).
  • On a system with KDE the program stop with the message “The program 'atlun' received an X Window System error.”:
    → Use a theme other than oxygen-gtk in System Settings/ Application Appearance , GTK+ Appearance. QTCurve is recommended.



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