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LUNAR ORBITER IV
THE NEAR SIDE OF THE MOON, 24 MAY, 1967
Estimate
5,0007,000
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23
LUNAR ORBITER IV
THE NEAR SIDE OF THE MOON, 24 MAY, 1967
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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LUNAR ORBITER IV
THE NEAR SIDE OF THE MOON, 24 MAY, 1967
Telephoto panorama, 66 ½ by 18 ½ inches, comprising 10 silver gelatin prints joined of Lunar Orbiter image IV-177H 1-3. Printed on vintage Kodak watermarked paper. 
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Literature

See Bowker & Hughes, Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon; Cortwright, Exploring Space with a Camera, pp 108-113

Catalogue Note

A dramatic view of the lunar surface, with the Moon's curve visible to the right, the Mare Crisium to the left, and craters Bernoullii, Gauss, and Hooke amongst many others.

Lunar Orbiter IV's primary objective was to map the near side of the Moon in high resolution. A 40 by 45 foot mosaic was created at NASA's Langley Research Center using the images taken by the Lunar Orbiter IV, and visitors were allowed to stand or crawl over it. The mosaic was used to determine the sites to be photographed in higher resolution by the Lunar Orbiter V.  

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