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Photographic Studies

NSSDCA ID: 1969-059A-01

Mission Name: Apollo 11 Command and Service Module (CSM)
Principal Investigator:


Apollo 11 carried photographic equipment and materials to (1) obtain photographs of the transposition, docking, lunar module ejection maneuver, and the LM rendezvous sequence from both the command and lunar modules, (2) obtain photos of the lunar ground track and of the landing site from the low point of the LM's flight path, (3) record the operational activities of the crew, (4) obtain long-distance earth and lunar terrain photographs with 70-mm still cameras, and (5) obtain photographs of lunar surface features and of the activities of the two astronauts who landed on the moon. The camera equipment carried by Apollo 11 consisted of one 70-mm Hasselblad electric camera, two Hasselblad 70-mm lunar surface superwide-angle cameras, one Hasselblad El data camera, two 16-mm Maurer data acquisition cameras, and one 35-mm lunar surface stereoscopic closeup camera. Various lenses were used with these cameras for specific types of photography. The photographs taken included 1359 frames of 70-mm format, 58,134 frames of 16-mm photography, and 17 stereoscopic pairs. A users' package that contains detailed information about the photographic equipment and coverage, availability of and ordering procedures for photography and proof prints for the Apollo 11 photography is available from NSSDC. Requesters should ask for NSSDC 70-06.

Alternate Names

  • Apollo11CSM/PhotographicStudies
  • PHOT


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Principal InvestigatorNASA Johnson Space Center

Selected References

  • Helfenstein, P., and M. K. Shepard, Submillimeter-scale topography of the lunar regolith, Icarus, 141, No. 1, 107-131, doi:10.1006/icar.1999.6160, Sept. 1999.
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