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One Big Monkey
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posted 02-03-2014 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for One Big Monkey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The article about the Apollo 15 Hasselblad EDC up for auction interested me because despite many hours of poring over Apollo photographs I've never noticed the numbers on them before.

A quick scan through the various image sources on the web shows the following distribution of numbers

  • 23 - Apollo 17
  • 31 - Apollo 15
  • 32 - Apollo 17
  • 33 - Apollo 16
  • 38 - Apollo 15
  • 39 - Apollo 16
I can't seem to find any such numbering on photographs taken on the surface in Apollos 11-13.

Anyone know why they started to number the plates later on in the missions?

Editor's note: For discussion of the cited auction, see: [WestLicht Gallery] Jim Irwin's Hasselblad camera.

LM-12
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posted 02-03-2014 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • 31 39 and 23 were CDR Hasselblads
  • 38 33 and 32 were LMP Hasselblads

LM-12
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posted 07-03-2014 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were also Reseau numbers on some of the Skylab and ASTP photos. Here are a few examples:
  • 48 - Skylab 2 (SL2-05-454)
  • 42 - Skylab 3 (SL3-122-2587)
  • 50 - Skylab 3 (SL3-114-1625)
  • 42 - Skylab 4 (SL4-143-4677)
  • 44 - ASTP (AST-16-1268)

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