Apollo frames AS17-138-21151 through 21177. Panorama taken by Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, Apollo 17 lunar module pilot. Stitched by Patrick Auld at NASA Ames.
The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (July 20, 2009, 11:27AM
As a matter of interest, what were the specs of
the camera used for these images? I'd imagine
that the guys had some of the best equipment
available at the time although the choice must
have been compromised by weight/volume issues.
Please don't get me wrong - I think these are
great images, but I was struck by how small they
are. I'm assuming that my surprise is a result
of me not starting to take photographs until a
year ago. On the other hand, perhaps there are
some really high quality negatives? Couldn't
you put them through a 4000dpi scanner?
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