Lot 15
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LUNAR ORBITER V

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • Oversize view of the Rima Tobias Mayer, and a low dome, 17 August 1967
  • photograph
4 telephoto panoramas, each comprising 10 silver gelatin prints joined, of Lunar orbiter images V-164-167H, 58 1/2 by 61 3/4 inches overall, framed. 

Provenance

Ex Robert H. "Steiny" Steinbacher, JPL scientist

Literature

See, Bowker & Hughes, Lunar Orbiter Atlas of the Moon.

Catalogue Note

The lunar rimae are usually named after nearby craters, and such is the case with Rima Tobias Mayer, which was itself named after the 18th-century German astronomer known for his careful investigations of the moon, and his excellent lunar tables. 
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