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LUNAR ORBITER V
THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON, 6 AUGUST 1967
Estimate
5,0008,000
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24
LUNAR ORBITER V
THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON, 6 AUGUST 1967
Estimate
5,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

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LUNAR ORBITER V
THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON, 6 AUGUST 1967
Telephoto panorama, made up of three silver gelatin contact prints, each 23 ¾ by 20 inches, of Lunar Orbiter image V-015H 1-3. The total Length of the triptych: 181.5 cm (71.5 inches).
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Literature

See Bowker & Hughes, Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon; Cortwright, Exploring Space with a Camera, pp 114-125

Catalogue Note

Three Lunar Orbiter prints, together forming a triptych with a dramatic view of the lunar surface, the moon's curve visible on both sides. 

Lunar Orbiter V was the final Lunar Orbiter mission. Its primary objective was to provide high-resolution photographs of potential landing sites for the Apollo missions, as well as sites that were high-priorities sites for scientific research. It took both high and medium resolution photographs of 24 sides on the far side of the moon, and 45 sites on the near side. 

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