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Philip
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posted 05-28-2014 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My favorite remains the image taken by Charlie Duke showing John Young jumping up while saluting the flag... Just on his left we can see the first telescope used on the Moon.

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posted 06-08-2014 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for One Big Monkey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I went to see the Gene Cernan film today, and they showed a photograph on the big screen of Gene at the LRV (I think it was AS17-140-21390). I spotted something in it, so I looked for the image and flipped it to show it the right way round:

Stellarium suggests that the dot in the visor (also visible in AS17-140-21391) is Earth, as it was in the south west as viewed from the landing site, which puts it pretty much in the middle of the South Massif as viewed from the LM.

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posted 06-08-2014 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In other words, this photo shows everybody.

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posted 06-08-2014 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for One Big Monkey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Except Ron...

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posted 06-08-2014 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also on Apollo 17: Earthset in high-resolution from the CM on REV 71.

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posted 07-06-2014 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The low-res version of AS16-121-19453 is too dark to make out any details. The high-res version reveals an image of John Young. The photo was taken during the transearth coast.

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posted 07-18-2014 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KSC-373C-0556 is a 1973 aerial photo of the KSC Visitors Information Center.

In the background, you can see Skylab 1 on Pad A and Skylab 2 on Pad B.

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posted 07-19-2014 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apolloman   Click Here to Email Apolloman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regarding photo AS17-140-21390, this must be the earth, for that I rely on the high gain antenna lunar rover, in fact this is always pointed in the direction of the earth for communication the reflection on the helmet give me reason apparently (sorry for my poor English).

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posted 07-31-2014 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This aerial photo of Launch Complex 39 is a closer view of Skylab 1 on Pad A and Skylab 2 on Pad B. You can also see both crawler transporters parked at the pad perimeter gates. ML-3 must be in the VAB after Apollo 17.

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posted 08-01-2014 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your English is pretty good for a second language, Apolloman.

If you look closely, I think you can barely make out the faint white dot of Earth reflected in the helmet visor of Dave Scott in this photo taken on EVA-2.

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posted 10-14-2014 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by One Big Monkey:
...the dot in the visor
You can see the blue dot of Earth reflected in the gold visor of John Young in this famous Apollo 16 photo taken on EVA-1. The rover high-gain antenna is pointed at Earth, and the TV camera is pointed at the flag.

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posted 10-15-2014 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for One Big Monkey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've done a very quick mock up of this using the LRO shot of Apollo 16's landing site, which I've rotated to match the view of the photograph. The yellow arrow shows the direction of sunlight, the blue arrow is coming from Earth (roughly north-west), and the black arrow starts at Charlie Duke and ends at John Young.

And I'll add something I spotted in an Apollo 14 image. If you look towards the bottom left of the photograph you can see a PLSS at the base of the LM ladder. Further towards the centre is another PLSS. If you follow a line between the two you can see the marks where this second PLSS bounced, probably after hitting the one at the base of the ladder!

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posted 10-15-2014 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Capcom told Shepard and Mitchell at 05 16 24 33 that they "really registered the seismometer" when they tossed those PLSS backpacks out onto the lunar surface. A "good heavy throw" is how Mitchell described it.

The Apollo 16 landing site is south of the lunar equator, and Young is facing north in the photo and your diagram, so it seems right to me that all he had to do was look up to see the Earth above Charlie Duke.

Duke has his visor eyeshade down in the flag photos that Young took.

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posted 10-16-2014 05:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regarding the John Young salute, which of the two jumps John made is the one in that famous photograph?

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posted 10-16-2014 05:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The John Young jump salute photo referenced above is the second photo Duke took. In the first photo, Young looks to be just slightly higher judging by the position of his right elbow vs. Stone Mountain. Of course that might just be an illusion since it appears that Duke moved slightly to his right for the second photo. I would have to verify that with the TV footage, but I see a very slight difference in shooting position between the 2 photos.

The easiest way for me to tell which of the 2 photos it is is by looking at where Young is in relation to the UV camera behind him. There is a gap between Young and the camera in the first photo, while Young's knee is right up against the camera in the second photo.

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posted 10-16-2014 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Frames 18339 and 18340 are the images of John Young at the flag. Frame 18340 is a better view of the blue dot of Earth in the visor.

Here is the rover TV camera view of Young and Duke.
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/apollo/apollo16/html/s72-35611.html


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