LUNAR ORBITER V. PRINZ CRATER IN THE OCEANUS PROCELLARUM, WITH THE RIMAE PRINZ, TAKEN 06-18 AUGUST, 1967.
LUNAR ORBITER V. PRINZ CRATER IN THE OCEANUS PROCELLARUM, WITH THE RIMAE PRINZ, TAKEN 06-18 AUGUST, 1967.
LUNAR ORBITER V. PRINZ CRATER IN THE OCEANUS PROCELLARUM, WITH THE RIMAE PRINZ, TAKEN 06-18 AUGUST, 1967.
LUNAR ORBITER V. PRINZ CRATER IN THE OCEANUS PROCELLARUM, WITH THE RIMAE PRINZ, TAKEN 06-18 AUGUST, 1967.
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LUNAR ORBITER V. PRINZ CRATER IN THE OCEANUS PROCELLARUM, WITH THE RIMAE PRINZ, TAKEN 06-18 AUGUST, 1967.

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

LUNAR ORBITER V. PRINZ CRATER IN THE OCEANUS PROCELLARUM, WITH THE RIMAE PRINZ, TAKEN 06-18 AUGUST, 1967.

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

LUNAR ORBITER V

PRINZ CRATER IN THE OCEANUS PROCELLARUM, WITH THE RIMAE PRINZ EXTENDING TO THE RIGHT, TAKEN 06-18 AUGUST, 1967.


Vintage NASA Langley Research Center silver gelatin contact print, 18 x 21 inches, of Lunar Orbiter image V-190M.


Prinz, which is a lava-filled impact crater, is located in the Oceanus Procellarum on the Western edge of the near side of the moon. Extending from the right we can see the Rimae Prinz, a series of sinous rilles extending away from the crater for up to 80 km.


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. 


LITERATURE

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

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