LUNAR ORBITER V. OVERHEAD VIEW OF CRATER VITELLO, 1967.
LUNAR ORBITER V. OVERHEAD VIEW OF CRATER VITELLO, 1967.
LUNAR ORBITER V. OVERHEAD VIEW OF CRATER VITELLO, 1967.
LUNAR ORBITER V. OVERHEAD VIEW OF CRATER VITELLO, 1967.
LUNAR ORBITER V. OVERHEAD VIEW OF CRATER VITELLO, 1967.
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LUNAR ORBITER V. OVERHEAD VIEW OF CRATER VITELLO, 1967.

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

LUNAR ORBITER V. OVERHEAD VIEW OF CRATER VITELLO, 1967.

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

LUNAR ORBITER V

OVERHEAD VIEW OF CRATER VITELLO, TAKEN 6-18 AUGUST, 1967.


Small telephoto panorama of Lunar Orbiter image V-168M, 18 1/2 x 20 inches, consisting of three vintage silver gelatin prints with "A Kodak Paper" watermark joined together, each approx 6 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches, one print with date "Sep 8 1967" stamped in ink to verso. 


Vitello is a lunar impact crater located at the southern edge of the Mare Humorum,  named after the 13th century physicist, mathematician, & theologian Witelo.


Lunar Orbiters IV & V flew in high altitude polar orbits with the primary objective of mapping the near side of the Moon in high resolution, with 100% of the nearside being photographed, and 95% of the farside. 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.


LITERATURE

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

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