Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Alan Bean unloading equipment from the Lunar Module Intrepid

Earth's Moon
Apollo 12 lunar module pilot Alan Bean unloads equipment stored in the Modular Equipment Stowage Assembly (MESA). The image shows a good view of the lunar Module "Intrepid". The equipment consisted of scientific instruments (the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package, or ALSEP) to be deployed on the first moonwalk. This image was taken by commander Charles "Pete" Conrad, looking to the south. The edge of Surveyor crater can be seen on the left (east) side of the picture. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-46-6749)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-19 T 12:34
Distance/Range (km): 0.02
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -3.01, 23.42
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, astronaut
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - SO 168
Instrument Field of View (deg): 60 mm Focal Length
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS12-H-46-6749
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-099A-01C
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015