I am working on Lunar SAR data and when opening the raster (.tif) in QGIS shows me distorted image with the following error:

No transform is available between Unknown CRS: GEOGCRS["Moon Spheroid",DATUM["Moon_Spheroid",ELLI… and Unknown CRS: GEOGCRS["unknown",DATUM["unknown",ELLIPSOID["WGS 8…. proj_create_operations: Source and target ellipsoid do not belong to the same celestial body

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Zoomed image:

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I also have an Excel sheet with Lat, long information of all pixels, but don,t know how can I make use of it.

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How to resolve the error and visualize the data properly?

Google drive link to some data: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uRZNFh3774BxDAE2rEqWthwx0oxuieLz/view?usp=sharing

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EPSG:4326 is an Earth based projection, so transforming Lunar data to it is not a good idea.

You need to set your project CRS to either your data CRS or another projection designed for Lunar data such as ESRI:104903.

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