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Apollo 15 Large Format Lunar Surface and Orbital Full Frame Hasselblad Photographs
ILLUSTRATES LUNAR SURFACE TOOLS IN USE AND THE LANDING SITE FROM ORBIT
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1,2001,800
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Apollo 15 Large Format Lunar Surface and Orbital Full Frame Hasselblad Photographs
ILLUSTRATES LUNAR SURFACE TOOLS IN USE AND THE LANDING SITE FROM ORBIT
Estimate
1,2001,800
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Apollo 15 Large Format Lunar Surface and Orbital Full Frame Hasselblad Photographs
ILLUSTRATES LUNAR SURFACE TOOLS IN USE AND THE LANDING SITE FROM ORBIT
A set of four large black and white photographs, each 11 by 14 inches, all having the watermark text of: “This Paper Manufactured by Kodak” on verso. All were printed in the 1970’s by NASA for geological and mission research.
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Catalogue Note

1) DAVE SCOTT WITH BOULDER. Hasselblad frame A15-85-11440, taken prior to obtaining samples from a small boulder at the Station 2 stop on the first lunar EVA (moonwalk) of the Apollo 15 mission. Commander Dave Scott is seen on the right holding his rock grabbing lunar tongs. The “gnomon” is in center frame to the right of the boulder. This device had color scale on one of the tripod legs and on the center rod. This rod was gimbaled to move to a vertical positon relative to the terrain it was placed. The shadow cast allowed measurement of the sun angle and the device itself allowed determination of the size of nearby objects.

2) RAKE SAMPLE AND BOOT PRINTS. Hasselblad frame A15-82-11155, taken after Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin made a series of lunar “rake” sweeps at the Station 9a stop on the third and final lunar EVA (moonwalk) of Apollo 15. The lunar rake was designed to collect 1 centimeter or larger lunar rocks contained within a depth of a few centimeters of the lunar surface. Smaller material would fall through the rake back onto the surface. Several footprints can be seen in the image.

3 and 4) APOLLO 15 LANDING SITE SEEN FROM ORBIT. Two developmental test processing photographs with different exposure levels. These Hasselblad images were taken from lunar orbit by Al Worden in the Command Module. The long winding track of Hadley Rille is clearly seen as it is surrounded by the rugged Hadley and Apennine Mountains. Inverted images.

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