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Ultraviolet Imagery and Spectra


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1974-09-06 to 1975-12-09


This collection consists of 70-mm film containing a second-generation negative copy of the 35-mm film returned from the Descartes landing site, Apollo 16 mission, experiment S201. Included are pre-flight calibration exposures (mission frame number 1-18), a black frame (mission frame number 19), and the 190 exposures taken from the lunar surface (mission frame numbers 20 - 209). The mission frame number for each picture is on the film, but no other information is given. The lunar surface exposures are distributed over ten specific target pointings. There are both imagery and spectral frames.

Imagery was done with a lithium flouride or a calicium flouride corrector plate, while the spectra were taken using either the lithium flouride corrector plate or no corrector plate. (NB: The complete data on each of the mission frames is contained in the separate NSSDC data collection ASUV-00061. This collection will be sent automatically to those requesting ASUV-00048).

Alternate Names

  • Far UV Photos/Spectra Film


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Astronomy: Ultraviolet


  • 72-031C-10A

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Thornton L. PageData ProviderNASA Johnson Space Center
Dr. Thornton L. PageGeneral ContactNASA Johnson Space Center
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