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daveCollins
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Re: An error in The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: daveCollins]
      #5494590 - 10/29/12 12:42 PM Attachment (69 downloads)

NASA Quote: (This is for a similar but different picture)

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The Apollo 11 Command/Service modules are photographed from the Lunar Module in lunar orbit during the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. The lunar surface below is in north central Sea of Fertility. The coordinates of the center of the picture are 51 degrees east longitude and 1 degree north latitude. About half of the crater Taruntius G is visible in the lower left corner of the picture. Part of Taruntius H can be seen at lower right.




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An interior view of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module showing some of the displays and controls. Mounted in the Lunar Module window is a 16mm data acquisition camera which has a variable frame speed of 1, 6, 12 and 24 frames per second.




Below is a picture of a camera mounted in a window. I found another picture which shows a second camera mounted in the other forward facing window. So there are at least two cameras, one on the left and one on the right.

Photo - NASA AS11-36-5389 Obtained from Here.


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Re: An error in The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: daveCollins]
      #5495107 - 10/29/12 06:21 PM

You, my friend, Dave!!!....are a "steely-eyed" missle man!! Great work!!

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Re: An error in The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5495530 - 10/29/12 11:20 PM

Got my book today

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daveCollins
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Re: An error in The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5495561 - 10/29/12 11:43 PM

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CSM and Taurus-Littrow landing site
December 10, 1972



Thanks Robert, that's a wonderful picture. Haven't seen it before. I love the soft look of the mountains. It seems that many images of the moon are over-sharpened, so it is nice to see an image which has a more natural look to it.


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Re: An error in The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: daveCollins]
      #5495919 - 10/30/12 09:30 AM

I'm no expert in the subject, but I do know that orbital mechanics can sometimes be a little counter-intuitive. For example, to catch up to another ship for docking, you need to decelerate. That puts you into a lower (and faster) orbit, allowing you to catch up. Perhaps that is at play here.

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: operascope]
      #5501474 - 11/02/12 07:52 PM

Sounds like a great book, I'm waiting for mine with great anticipation. Unfortunately I ordered just a bit too close to last weekend, and due to Sandy, all deliveries are now postponed. Best shipping estimate from Amazon right now is anywhere between Nov 13 and Nov 28. Hope all is well with everyone back east.

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5502107 - 11/03/12 09:22 AM

We're 'good' here in Rhode Island....enjoying my Atlas....well worth the wait!!!

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5513416 - 11/10/12 04:25 PM

Just got mine delivered today and it's beautiful. I can see already it's going to be an excellent companion to my Atlas of the Moon.

IMO, Atlas of the Moon and the Cambridge Atlas are just about as complete a set a lunar observer could want. I love my Kaguya atlas too, but it's just not quite the same, nor does it have the coverage the Cambridge does.


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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5513490 - 11/10/12 05:49 PM

I agree with Steve: Cambridge + Rukl just about does it. I really like Kaguya, but the coverage is so spotty.

Bill


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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: la200o]
      #5513796 - 11/10/12 10:57 PM

Personally, I think the Kaguya Book can be twice as thick as it is!! There is so much more that needs to be covered on the Lunar Surface!!....

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5524007 - 11/17/12 09:29 AM

More would have been better, but the Kaguya Atlas is still worth having, just for the fun of it.

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5525044 - 11/17/12 08:33 PM

Agreed!!...is IS an excellent book!!

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5525106 - 11/17/12 09:09 PM Attachment (38 downloads)

Guys!!...this is AWESOME!! It's a 3-D image of the Apollo 17 CSM pulling away from the LM over the Apollo 17 landing site!!....get your Red/Blue 3-D glasses....


http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a17/AS17PV147-22466-67HR.jpg


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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5527022 - 11/18/12 10:53 PM

Ahhhh! I want to see this so bad. Need to go to a 3D movie and steal a pair of 3D glasses for this!

Dang, I should have kept those glasses when I saw Puss N Boots 3D!!!

Rob


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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobDob]
      #5527113 - 11/19/12 12:00 AM Attachment (61 downloads)

I was stealing a moment with the book, but she busted me! Love this book!

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobDob]
      #5527615 - 11/19/12 10:14 AM



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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5527818 - 11/19/12 12:09 PM

Love your little "man-cave!!"...RobDob!!! Is that a 10.1" Coulter Odyssey???? I had one of those!!! Sold mine with intentions to get a 13.1" Coulter....never did!! Now THAT was a great little scope for DSO's!!

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas [Re: RobertED]
      #5528829 - 11/19/12 09:15 PM

Ordered my copy last night.

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5533196 - 11/22/12 12:26 AM

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Love your little "man-cave!!"...RobDob!!! Is that a 10.1" Coulter Odyssey???? I had one of those!!! Sold mine with intentions to get a 13.1" Coulter....never did!! Now THAT was a great little scope for DSO's!!




Hey thanks RobertED! Yes, it is a Coulter Odyssey 10.1. I've had it since new in 1982'ish. Many, many, memorable views through it!

Rob


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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5538134 - 11/25/12 01:04 AM

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Guys!!...this is AWESOME!! It's a 3-D image of the Apollo 17 CSM pulling away from the LM over the Apollo 17 landing site!!....get your Red/Blue 3-D glasses....


http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a17/AS17PV147-22466-67HR.jpg




Ahh, man, that's outstanding!


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