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Lunar Spacecraft Images, A place for moon panoramas, mosaics etc.
ilbasso
post Mar 23 2009, 03:24 AM
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QUOTE (lyford @ Mar 21 2009, 11:58 PM) *
ZOMG!!!

Copernicus

Anxiously awaiting the new high-res scan - this is one of my favorite pictures of all time!


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ArMaP
post Mar 24 2009, 09:47 PM
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The 2.2 GB image is already available here.

I have seen it and it's impressive, although I cannot use the 16bits TIFF as I would like.
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post Mar 25 2009, 12:31 AM
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QUOTE (ArMaP @ Mar 24 2009, 03:47 PM) *
The 2.2 GB image is already available here.

The linked web page is there, but the image link within that web page is now broken.

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post Mar 25 2009, 10:13 PM
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I just tried it and it is working.

Maybe it was some temporary problem, try again. smile.gif
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post Apr 12 2009, 05:57 PM
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I noticed on another blog that the LOIRP project (http://www.moonviews.com/) is trying to find anyone who has access to hardware or manuals related to Ampex FR-900 series tape recorders. Apparently this was a very special model only used by NASA, FAA and USAF.
Apparently this project is not exclusively concerned with Lunar Orbiter imagery, they are also trying for early Nimbus data.

Thought I should mention it here, since some of our forum members seem to have an encyclopedic knowledge of historic space hardware.
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post Dec 21 2009, 01:50 AM
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I'm looking for that view taken by a hardware (I guess a post-mission Apollo hardware) showing a crescent Earth and a laser spot in its night side.
Does anyone has any idea of what I mean ?

Thanks !
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post Dec 21 2009, 02:49 AM
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There's an image kinda like that from Galileo.
http://ciclops.org/view/4026/Galileo_Optic...ment_GOPEX?js=1


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post Dec 21 2009, 03:15 AM
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QUOTE
'm looking for that view taken by a hardware (I guess a post-mission Apollo hardware) showing a crescent Earth and a laser spot in its night side.
Does anyone has any idea of what I mean ?

???? crescent Earth and a laser spot in its night side. ???? -- I have No idea
is it anything like this Apollo 8 [attachment=20060:2383.jpg]

have you looked here ?
http://apollo.sese.asu.edu/
http://apollo.sese.asu.edu/SUPPORT_DATA/index.html
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/
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post Dec 21 2009, 04:15 AM
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That was the Surveyor 7 mission, which landed at Tycho, that photographed the laser beams. I remember seeing a photo that showed two laser spots at once from earth's nightside. I don't know where you would find the photo online, though.
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post Dec 21 2009, 05:38 AM
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The Surveyor 7 TV image of the two laser beams (from Kitt Peak and Table Mountain) is reproduced on page 80 of Exploring Space with a Camera, NASA SP-168 (which is listed but not scanned as a PDF by the NTRS server). An overexposed version is on page 208 of part 3 of the Surveyor 7 mission report, which does have a scanned (gigantic) PDF here.
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post Dec 21 2009, 01:45 PM
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OK men, thanks for all, I've finally found it on the web.
No doubt it's possible to post-process it (destripe and uniformize brightness). I'll try it.

By the way, the full Exploring Space with a Camera can be found in pdf here: http://www.archive.org/download/explorings...acewi00cort.pdf

One can read:

The Surveyor photograph of the partially simlit
Earth [top left], is described by C. O. Alley, of the
University of Maryland: "Surveyor VII's TV camera
detected as starlike images two narrow laser beams
sent to the Moon from, respectively, the Kitt Peak
National Observatory, near Tucson, Ariz., and the
Table Mountain Observatory, near Los Angeles.
"The blue-green argon-ion laser beams seen within
the white circle on the photograph each contained
only aboiu 1 watt of power," Alley explained, "but
appeared somewhat brighter than the brightest star,
Sirius.
"This engineering test of the aiming of the beams,
a few miles wide at the Surveyor site, was conceived
and coordinated by me and my fellow-professor
D. G. Currie, of the University of Maryland's Department
of Physics and Astronomy, to gain experience
for the Apollo laser-ranging retroreflector experiment,
for which I am principal investigator."


Here attached the 3 versions of the image.
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post Jan 2 2010, 03:52 PM
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Strangely, I have the feeling that the first pictures of Earth as seen from the Moon's Surface are those obtained by Surveyor III during the eclipse.
I guess there were several tests before that, but the Surveyor Program Report does not mention them. What is your opinion ?
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post Feb 24 2010, 01:15 PM
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I believe it was a photographer of LIFE magazine who suggested to add some "color" into the early Surveyor panoramas.
At JPL, hundreds of black-and-white photos were put together on the red concave sides of two half-spheres each three feet in diameter.
The sphere had a hole in the bottom so scientists could put their head into it to see the panorama up close...
Does anyone have a photo of the complete half-sphere, preferably with someone standing near it to get a good idea of the complete thing?

Here's part of the inside:
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post Feb 24 2010, 01:44 PM
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Surveyor panorama; this gives an idea of the half-spheres concept:
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In 1986 I was ten years old and I really started to get interested in space. That year we had the Voyager 2 flyby of Uranus, the Challenger disaster and the Giotto flyby of Halley. A very big year in space. 1986 also saw the "Space 86" exhibition in Utrecht. The Dom tower in Utrecht is pretty much the same height as the Saturn V rocket, so that year there was a 1:1 scale model of the mighty Saturn on display at the Dom tower. Yesterday I was at my dad's place and we hunted down the photo we took of it:

http://paranoid.dechengst.nl/apollo/SaturnV-Dom.jpg (850 KB)


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