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Ian R
post May 26 2008, 07:06 AM
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I've decided to start a new thread dedicated to the Apollo program, and I shall start the ball rolling by posting an assortment of mosaics and other images that I have been working on during the past few months.

LM ASCENT MOSAICS:

Apollo 14:

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Turtle Rock and Station H are clearly visible, as are the tracks leading up to the ALSEP. Compare to the lunar orbiter view:

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DDAVIS
post Jul 18 2008, 12:32 AM
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I have taken my unusually 'clean' VHS Apollo 11 video copy, recorded during a 20 year anniversary broadcast of the NBC coverage, and merged sets of similar frames together to reduce the video noise, horizontal wavering of detail etc. The resulting frames were then mosaiced into a panorama from near the final camera position with added black sky. A moment when the TV camera exposure dropped dramatically as a white space suit passed nearby allowed a peek at the overexposed sunlit LM details, which were composited in. This provides a modest sample of what could be done with the original data, if it exists.

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post Jul 18 2008, 01:37 AM
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Nice "time averaging" composite!

This thread reminded me that the picture some posts above of a dirty, tired but obviously very satisfied Gene Cernan is one of my favorite Apollo program images. I think it sums up the program very well. And a nice surprise that it could be mosaiced with the one of the stowed helmets and lunar garments.

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post Jul 18 2008, 09:59 AM
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Great processing on those Apollo 11 tv images. I'd like to see another version with the astronauts, just for scale and perspective. If they stay still for some time I guess frame averaging would reduce noise to an acceptable level.

One thing I'd like to do (although I don't know any software that would allow it) is to process the color video from latter missions restoring the original full 60fps of the camera (in black and white). This could be made by "splitting" the color data. The color data is just 20fps, because for each frame a different filter was used (so 60/3 = 20 fps). So for each normal frame of color video you can get the original 3 bw frames with full motion information. In practice this would be hard to do, but I think that the results might be very interesting.


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post Jul 20 2008, 10:07 PM
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>Great processing on those Apollo 11 tv images. I'd like to see another version with the astronauts, just for scale and perspective.


I provided such an image for this latest entry of my Apollo 11 annual tribute:

http://www.donaldedavis.com/PARTS/Apollo30.html

Aldrin is that vertical blob next to the right leg, in the shadow.

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- Ian R   Apollo Image Products.   May 26 2008, 07:06 AM
- - Ian R   Apollo 15: Apollo 16: Apollo 17: The LRV ...   May 26 2008, 07:15 AM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Ian R @ May 26 2008, 02:15 AM) Apo...   May 27 2008, 04:56 AM
- - Ian R   Apollo 11: The DAC was not started until after LM...   May 26 2008, 07:22 AM
- - Ian R   Apollo 11 Descent Mosaic: This mosaic consists of...   May 26 2008, 07:31 AM
- - Ian R   This two-frame mosaic shows Gene Cernan inside the...   May 26 2008, 07:36 AM
- - Ian R   This multi-frame Apollo 17 mosaic shows the post-l...   May 26 2008, 07:42 AM
- - Ian R   This view of Surveyor 3 consists of two images tha...   May 26 2008, 07:49 AM
- - Ian R   This Apollo 15 composite shows how the landing sit...   May 26 2008, 08:12 AM
- - Ian R   This is the second post-landing view from Apollo 1...   May 26 2008, 10:31 AM
- - ilbasso   Wow, Ian, those are amazing! Thanks for shari...   May 26 2008, 12:53 PM
- - dilo   Great works, Ian! Thanks...   May 26 2008, 05:14 PM
- - christian_d   Great stuff! I appreciate you work. It still s...   May 26 2008, 06:55 PM
- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Ian R @ May 26 2008, 02:06 AM) Apo...   May 27 2008, 04:44 AM
- - DDAVIS   I have taken my unusually 'clean' VHS Apol...   Jul 18 2008, 12:32 AM
|- - Airbag   Nice "time averaging" composite! Th...   Jul 18 2008, 01:37 AM
|- - 4th rock from the sun   Great processing on those Apollo 11 tv images. I...   Jul 18 2008, 09:59 AM
|- - DDAVIS   >Great processing on those Apollo 11 tv images....   Jul 20 2008, 10:07 PM
- - ilbasso   Fabulous work, Don, thanks for posting - and great...   Jul 18 2008, 01:45 PM
- - ilbasso   Does anyone ever find themselves wondering if July...   Jul 20 2008, 07:27 PM
|- - climber   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Jul 20 2008, 09:27 PM) D...   Jul 20 2008, 07:58 PM
- - nprev   Striking (and depressing) sequence of images showi...   Jul 20 2008, 10:33 PM
- - TheChemist   Don, your tribute makes a sad but great reading, t...   Jul 21 2008, 07:51 AM
- - Stu   I think this might be it... http://www.geocities....   Jul 21 2008, 08:10 AM
|- - climber   QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 21 2008, 10:10 AM) just ...   Jul 21 2008, 11:19 AM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 21 2008, 03:10 AM) ...NA...   Jul 21 2008, 01:26 PM
- - dvandorn   Well, in fact, it's not really true that Schmi...   Jul 21 2008, 11:56 AM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Jul 21 2008, 12:56 PM) ...   Jul 21 2008, 12:02 PM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Jul 21 2008, 12:56 PM) ...   Jul 21 2008, 01:47 PM
||- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 21 2008, 08:47 AM) Wow.....   Jul 21 2008, 01:56 PM
|- - DDAVIS   So, between the film and video record, there are i...   Jul 21 2008, 02:07 PM
|- - tedstryk   My computer doesn't like Apollo and Lunar Orbi...   Jul 21 2008, 02:41 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (DDAVIS @ Jul 21 2008, 09:07 AM) .....   Jul 21 2008, 03:05 PM
- - Stu   Oh go on then... go and have a play around here......   Jul 21 2008, 01:34 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 21 2008, 08:34 AM) Not c...   Jul 21 2008, 01:52 PM
- - dvandorn   In terms of being media-savvy, the NASA of the 196...   Jul 21 2008, 01:47 PM
- - ilbasso   Courtesy of the Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Journal - ...   Jul 22 2008, 02:22 AM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Jul 21 2008, 06:22 PM) I...   Jul 22 2008, 03:30 AM
- - dvandorn   Well, NASA TV ran their longer Apollo 11 documenta...   Jul 22 2008, 05:11 AM
- - dvandorn   I just watched a decent mpg clip of the TV broadca...   Jul 22 2008, 05:47 AM
- - Stu   I'd like to take a moment here to thank everyo...   Jul 22 2008, 07:27 AM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 22 2008, 02:27 AM) I...   Jul 22 2008, 07:39 AM
|- - ugordan   Here's a goofy attempt at a crossed-eye stereo...   Jul 22 2008, 12:32 PM
- - Stu   I've always liked this one... not brilliant bu...   Jul 22 2008, 12:43 PM
- - TheChemist   That's why I love this forum ! You ask for...   Jul 22 2008, 01:46 PM
- - climber   Once again, have a look at this dicussion: http://...   Jul 22 2008, 06:18 PM
- - FordPrefect   A different view of that beautiful valley on the m...   Jul 22 2008, 09:02 PM
- - ilbasso   One series of pictures I have been looking for on ...   Jul 22 2008, 10:56 PM
- - Ian R   This must be the picture you're referring to, ...   Jul 23 2008, 04:26 AM
|- - ilbasso   QUOTE (Ian R @ Jul 23 2008, 12:26 AM) Thi...   Jul 23 2008, 02:17 PM
- - climber   Follow on dicussion: http://www.spaceflightnow.com...   Jul 23 2008, 08:25 AM
- - Stu   Chris Riley ("In The Shadow Of The Moon...   Jul 24 2008, 05:49 AM
|- - DDAVIS   Here is an attempt to get the best of both film fo...   Aug 3 2008, 01:56 AM
|- - Paul Fjeld   QUOTE (DDAVIS @ Aug 2 2008, 08:56 PM) Her...   Aug 4 2008, 01:46 AM
|- - DDAVIS   >Really cool Don! Thanks! >Did ...   Aug 4 2008, 07:12 AM
- - dvandorn   Excellent work, Don! I know that the Apollo 1...   Aug 3 2008, 02:11 AM
- - FordPrefect   My first serious attempt in creating an anaglyph u...   Aug 3 2008, 07:59 PM
- - mchan   Haven't seen that before. Nice work, Don. So...   Aug 4 2008, 06:55 AM


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