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Chuckster01
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posted 01-21-2019 04:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was given a roll of large format film yesterday that shows the launch of the ASTP missions.

This is huge film, much larger then any I have encountered in the past. Each frame is 2.75 inches wide and 5.25" tall. They are also negatives and not positives.

This looks like it may have been from one of the launchpad cameras as it is very close and detailed. Any information on this type of film or the camera that would have taken these images would be greatly appreciated.

jimsz
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posted 01-21-2019 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimsz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the image in positive

A full size image is available here.

LM-12
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posted 01-21-2019 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is the ASTP vehicle (AS-210) on the pad.

Chuckster01
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posted 01-21-2019 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so much for the clarification on the mission LM-12. I was thinking Skylab due to the milk stool did not consider ASTP.

Any idea on what this film format would be called?

Chuckster01
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posted 01-26-2019 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I have been able to find out this format is larger then the IMAX 70mm film and has more tractor holes on the sides of the image. (IMAX has 15 per frame and these have 21 per frame). I do believe it is a 70mm wide film but much larger frames. Still looking for clues if anyone can help.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 01-26-2019 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it was a special camera for a long-upward vertical launch ascent once the vehicle cleared the tower. I'll try to get more info. on it later, also Chuck, you can always tell if a Saturn 1B launch is ASTP by its lightning mast structure mounted atop the LUT. None of the three manned Skylabs had the mast on top in 1973.

LM-12
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posted 01-26-2019 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, the position of the LUT crane was different for the ASTP launch.

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