April 11, 2014

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McMoon Special

image by Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.

This image is a second earthrise photo recovered from the Lunar Orbiter 1 image tapes by the gang at McMoon's (a disused McDonald's restaurant) at Nasa Ames. They have digitized all the tapes and now are planning to process them. A great resource has been saved from the ravages of technology advances and time. They are so much clearer than the originals online, and the LOPAM book of plates. I for one look forward to browsing the enhanced images in the future!

Above: one of the tape reels containing the recorded data from Lunar Orbiter.

Maurice Collins

Technical Details
The image was taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 on 25 August 1966 at 13:02:05UT.

Related Links
Moon Views LOIRP website: http://www.moonviews.com/
More info on the earthrise image:
Lunar Orbiter Digital image atlas: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/

21st Century Atlas Limb chart L2.

Yesterday's LPOD: Wacky

Tomorrow's LPOD: One of Those Nights!


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