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Photographic Studies

NSSDCA ID: 1969-043A-01

Mission Name: Apollo 10
Principal Investigator:Dr. Richard J. Allenby, Jr.


Apollo 10 carried photographic equipment and materials to (1) obtain photographs of the transposition, docking, lunar module ejection maneuver, and LM rendezvous sequence from both the command and lunar modules, (2) obtain photos of the lunar ground track and of landing site no. 2 from the low point of the LM flight path, (3) record operational activities of the crew, and (4) obtain long-distance earth and lunar terrain photographs. Camera equipment carried aboard Apollo 10 consisted of two 70-mm Hasselblad cameras, each fitted with 80-mm f/2.8 Zeiss planar lenses, a 250-mm telephoto lens stowed aboard the command module, and associated equipment (filters, ringsight, spotmeter, and an intervalometer for stereo strip photography). For motion pictures, two 16-mm Maurer data acquisition cameras (one in the CSM and one in the LM), with variable frame speed selection, were used. Motion picture camera accessories included bayonet-mounted lenses of 75-, 18-, and 5-mm focal lengths, a right-angle mirror, a command module boresight bracket, a power cable, and an adapter for shooting through the sextant. A Data Announcement Bulletin presenting the photographic coverage and format of available data can be obtained from NSSDC by requesting NSSDC Publication 69-14.

Alternate Names

  • Apollo10/PhotographicStudies

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Applications (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. James H. SasserOther InvestigatorNASA Johnson Space Center
Dr. Richard J. Allenby, Jr.Principal InvestigatorNASA
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