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AMS Frames Hand Assembled from Original GRE Framelets


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

Time span: 1966-11-18 to 1966-11-25


This data set is one complete set of third generation 20- by 24-in. film sheets. These sheets were prepared by the Army Map Service (AMS) from a negative copy of the prime GRE record made by Easkman Kodak Co. A positive contact print was prepared, then cut along the fiducial lines to separate individual framelets. These framelets were mounted on a transparent backing in correct sequence and orientation, and a film negative was made by contact printing. The actual image measures 15.5 by 20 in. Frame identification appears on each print. One MR photo appears on one film sheet, whereas 3 film sheet negatives are required for one HR frame. These photographs have lost photometric relationships useful in slope determination because of the density control technique utilized in processing. This technique also caused bright areas to print as a gray tone. However, the control technique does facilitate interpretation of the photographs.

Alternate Names

  • AMS Pix


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 66-100A-01A

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Isidore G. RecantGeneral ContactNASA Langley Research Center
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