Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Apollo 12 astronaut Charles Conrad works on the ALSEP central station

Earth's Moon
Apollo 12 Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. is shown here adjusting the antenna on the central station of the ALSEP (Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package). The antenna is aligned with Earth so data collected by the ALSEP instruments can be relayed back after the astronauts have left. The instruments are connected to the central station by cables and can be seen in the picture. The lunar surface magnetometer is in the foreground. Other objects visible are (l to r) a discarded subpallet and cover, solar wind spectrometer, suprathermal ion detector (white) and behind it the black radioisotope thermal generator, passive seismic experiment right of Conrad, and the discarded seismic cover. Alan Bean took this picture looking north. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-47-6921)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-19 T 13:52
Distance/Range (km): 0.03
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-47-6921
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