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Lunar Orbiter Program
A COLLECTION OF 13 VINTAGE LUNAR ORBITER PRINTS, INCLUDING "THE PICTURE OF THE CENTURY" — OBLIQUE VIEW INTO THE HEART OF CRATER COPERNICUS, 24 NOVEMBER 1966 
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Lunar Orbiter Program
A COLLECTION OF 13 VINTAGE LUNAR ORBITER PRINTS, INCLUDING "THE PICTURE OF THE CENTURY" — OBLIQUE VIEW INTO THE HEART OF CRATER COPERNICUS, 24 NOVEMBER 1966 
Estimation
4 0006 000
Lot. Vendu 4,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Lunar Orbiter Program
A COLLECTION OF 13 VINTAGE LUNAR ORBITER PRINTS, INCLUDING "THE PICTURE OF THE CENTURY" — OBLIQUE VIEW INTO THE HEART OF CRATER COPERNICUS, 24 NOVEMBER 1966 
13 silver gelatin photographs, including Lunar Orbiter images I-007-008-Med, II-075-Med, II-162-H2-H3, and others, each approximately 8 by 11 inches, two prints bearing the identifiers: "Lunar Orbiter II - 8. 11-22-66 | 2A239336" and "2A239404" respectively, one verso bearing the stamp: "Photo By The Boeing Company | Notice | The distribution of this photograph outside the Boeing Company is limited to those persons having a need to know as defined under the applicable contract". Some creasing and handling wear to a few prints.
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Bibliographie

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

Description

A STRIKING COLLECTION OF VINTAGE LUNAR ORBITER PRINTS SHOWING THE MOON'S TOPOGRAPHY

Included in this lot is the image that was hailed by Life magazine as "The Picture of the Century," this image was taken from approximately 28.4 miles above the lunar surface, from a vantage point of 150 miles south of the crater. Until this photo was taken, the few images that had been taken of the lunar surface were from a perpendicular angle - this was the first to be taken from an oblique angle, and thus the first ever view of the rugged surface, with its mountains and valleys.

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