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Photographic Studies

NSSDCA ID: 1968-118A-01

Mission Name: Apollo 8
Principal Investigator:Dr. Richard J. Allenby, Jr.


The Apollo 8 mission utilized two 70-mm Hasselblad cameras with two 80-mm lenses, a 250-mm lens, and associated equipment such as filters, ringsight, spotmeter, and an intervalometer for stereo strip photography. It also carried a 16-mm Maurer camera with 200-, 75-, 18-, and 5-mm lenses, a right-angle mirror, and a boresight bracket. The purpose of this photographic equipment was (1) to acquire vertical and oblique overlapping photographs of the lunar farside, (2) to photograph "targets of opportunity," and (3) to record operational activities. Seven magazines of 70-mm film and five magazines of 16-mm film were used for lunar photography. A complete description of the experiment can be found in a Data Announcement Bulletin, NSSDC 69-06, available at NSSDC by request.

Alternate Names

  • Apollo8/PhotographicStudies


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Richard J. Allenby, Jr.Principal InvestigatorNASA
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