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Catalog of Information on Mission Frames and How They Were Microdensitometered


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

Time span: 1972-04-21 to 1972-04-23


This collection is a microfilm of the 476 pages submitted by Dr. T. Page to accompany the magnetic tapes that contain the microdensitometer (dicomed model 57) scan results of the 209 mission frames gathered on the lunar surface by the Apollo 16 far-UV camera/spectrometer experiment. The 209 mission frames that were scanned include 190 UV pictures and 19 calibration frames. A number of these frames were scanned more than once. In addition, during the microdensitometer scans many passes were made of a gray-scale, step-wedge as a qualitative control variable on the scanning procedure. In all, 476 scans were made, and the information on each scan is contained on a single catalog page.

The nature of the information given on each scan makes this catalog useful for four purposes: (1) as the source of general information on each of the mission frames, since the pages give data on camera pointing, filter(s) used, exposure time, objects visible, etc.; (2) as a useful adjunct to the viewing of the mission frames; (3) as an essential guide in determining the location of the microdensitometer scan (S) of the missions frames on the digitized-scan magnetic tapes; and, (4) as the source of information on how the scans were performed and the size of the scans.

Copies of the mission frames and the digitized-scan magnetic tapes are available through NSSDC as data collections ASUV-00048 and ASUV-00017, respectively.

Digital images (scans) of the entire contents of the microfilm are available as data collection ASUV-00074.

Alternate Names

  • Catalog Mission Frame Information


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Astronomy: Ultraviolet


  • 72-031C-10C

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Richard E. HillData ProviderLockheed Electronics
Dr. Thornton L. PageGeneral ContactNASA Johnson Space Center
Dr. George R. CarruthersGeneral ContactUS Naval Research
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