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4- by 5-In. Mosaic Negative Film Sheets


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

Time span: 1966-06-02 to 1966-07-13


This data set consists of 334 Mosaic photographs on 4-by 5-in. black and white negative film sheets. The Mosaics were compiled from the Surveyor 1 photographs taken between June 2 and July 13, 1966. Included are analytical, improved, rectified, and spherical Mosaics. Analytical Mosaics are made by placing the pictures at their correct nominal location on a prepared grid without attempting to match images. Improved Mosaics present a more coherent view of small areas of the panorama because picture images are carefully matched. Rectified Mosaics are made by transforming the image plane of the individual pictures to a plane other than that perpendicular to the line of sight of the camera removing the effect of horizon curvature. Spherical, semi-improved, or semi-enhanced Mosaics are made for the inside of large hemispheres but otherwise are similar to the improved Mosaics. This process does not distort panoramic images as in the flat processing.

Alternate Names

  • Television Photos, Mosaic 4x5


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 66-045A-01D

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Raymond M. BatsonGeneral ContactUS Geological Survey
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