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Apollo 4 Earth images?, Are there any others online?
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post Oct 16 2010, 06:53 PM
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Hi all,

I was very intrigued to learn that Apollo 4 took some pictures of Earth, but all I can find of them online is a picture of a crescent Earth (see http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/images/mapA_h.jpg - warning, huge image!). I tried looking it up on PDS and it looks like they're all available at the NSSDC but not online. Are there any other Apollo 4 Earth (or moon?) images online anywhere at all?

Or can anyone tell me what the dataset consists of? I'm just asking out of curiosity, not for any science use.

(funnily enough, despite being Apollo, this does actually count as being relevant to the forum because Apollo 4 was unmanned smile.gif)
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post Oct 16 2010, 07:20 PM
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There are three images on this page that look similar but have different NASA image numbers.
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post Oct 16 2010, 07:21 PM
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Try this link. Originally found via this thread.


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post Oct 16 2010, 07:24 PM
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LPI has links to all of the Apollo images, including Apollo 4
see http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/c...mm/magazine/?01


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post Oct 16 2010, 08:30 PM
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Thanks all! Huh, so I guess all it took were pictures of the crescent Earth (and by the looks of it, just that as is moved across the field of view). I was hoping it might have taken some of Earth from other angles.
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post Oct 17 2010, 11:34 AM
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now, is there anybody in the forum willing to make a movie out of the Apollo 4 Earth transit sequence? it should be nice to watch...


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post Oct 17 2010, 11:07 PM
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QUOTE (Paolo @ Oct 17 2010, 04:34 AM) *
now, is there anybody in the forum willing to make a movie out of the Apollo 4 Earth transit sequence? it should be nice to watch...


Not sure it'd be really that interesting though, since all the images just seems to consist of Earth moving across the frame and not otherwise really changing much smile.gif
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post Oct 18 2010, 03:49 AM
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http://apollo.sese.asu.edu/index.html
is bookmarked but paolo posted the as4
now the scans from the 70 mm Hasselblad cam. ( nice cam i used one for a while )
can be turned into a "film" . I was looking for something to test out a software option in GMIC
it is supposed to be able to convert a folder of images into a mpeg
now DL'ing them will be fun.
-- download-them-all in batch mode dose it --
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I had a go at this myself & managed to persuade someone to up better quality images to me (I very rudely neglected to get back to them after going on holiday and haven't dared to go back).

Suffice to say that the images were taken in such a fast burst that they show hardly any rotation of the Earth at all and I gave up.
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