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Phil Stooke
post Apr 22 2019, 01:30 PM
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Back to Apollo 17. On the return leg of EVA 2 the astronauts stopped at Victory crater, really a V-shaped secondary crater. After dropping off an explosive charge and just prior to collecting a small sample they made a rover panorama. Cernan drove the LRV in a tight circle around the explosive charge while Schmitt took a series of images. This is the resulting panorama. The foregrounds don't match up well because the viewpoint is changing, but the background offers the only detailed view of Victory from the surface (right-hand end of the panorama).

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post Oct 21 2019, 12:12 AM
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Too many other things happening at the moment to move quickly on Apollo 17, but here is where I am at the moment. This is Station 7 on North Massif. The Station 7 panorama projected, taking slope into account. I am mapping EVA 3 with a goal of making the Apollo 17 EVAs my LPSC poster topic.

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post Oct 21 2019, 06:48 AM
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I can never get over how bold this adventure was. Looking forward to your poster!
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post Oct 10 2020, 08:37 AM
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Apollo 17th Challenger in one piece with both ascent and descent stages.

This was taken from Apollo17 CSM after Challenger had landed on lunar surface (4 hrs after it's landing)

Was enhanced from this image - http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/apollo/view?camera...ame=AS17-P-2314


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post Oct 23 2020, 10:48 PM
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A nice picture, Shan. It's interesting to compare it with an LRO image (in this case M168000580R). The resolution of the LRO image is significantly better (not all are this good, of course).

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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Oct 24 2020, 04:18 AM) *
A nice picture, Shan. It's interesting to compare it with an LRO image (in this case M168000580R). The resolution of the LRO image is significantly better (not all are this good, of course).

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Thanks Phil.. My idea was just to see what would have been the view from command module when the 2 astronauts were walking on the Moon..
And the above one I posted was 4 hrs after the landing & the 2 astronauts were in the process of taking out the LRV & that's the reason you don't see a lot of disturbance..

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Yes, that before-after comparison is interesting as well. I was looking more at the visibility of small craters. People sometimes talk about the Apollo panoramic camera images as if they are about the same resolution as the LRO NAC images, and the best ones are comparable, but generally they are not as good as LRO.

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