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Apollo 12 and 14 Landing sites.

Started by jimhp29401us, 01/01/2004 07:32PM
Posted 01/01/2004 07:32PM Opening Post
I set up early (roof off observatory at 4:00 in the afternoon. I tried imaging between about 5:00 and 7:00. Lucky that i did because it then clouded up and that was that. Seeing only Fair (7/10) but I was able to image the Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 landing site in one image and the Apollo 14 landing site next to Fra Mauro in another. 8" F/9 TMB apo, 3X Televue Barlow, K3 Tools, Toucam Pro, registax and a little photoshop.
First the Apollo 14 site next to Fra Mauro. Shown in Rukl Plate 42 (Apollo 12 Landing site is also on this plate).

Jim Phillips

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Posted 01/01/2004 07:36PM #1
This is the Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 landing site very near the terminator. Plate 42 Rukle shows this area. TMB 8" F/9, 3X Televue barlow, K3 Tools, Registax, adobe photoshop.

Jim Phillips

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Posted 01/02/2004 07:56AM #2
Hi Jim.

Those are excellent images. Great resolution. I hope you don't mind, but I have identified and annotated the two landing sites on your pictures. You caught some fine detail which allowed me to identify some of the key features.

It is incredible to think that Apollo 12 (November 19, 1969) was able to land so close to Surveyor 3 (which landed there 2 1/2 years earlier on April 20, 1967) that they could just walk right up to it!

Great job.

Derrick.

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