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Gegenschein Photography

NSSDCA ID: 1971-008A-02

Mission Name: Apollo 14 Command and Service Module (CSM)
Principal Investigator:Dr. Lawrence Dunkelman


For this experiment, the faint light source covering a 20-deg field of view along the earth-sun line on the opposite side of the earth from the sun (anti-solar axis) was photographed in total darkness. The equipment used was one of the 16-mm Maurer cameras equipped with high-speed film.

Alternate Names

  • Apollo14CSM/GegenscheinPhotography
  • Gegenschein from Lunar Orbit
  • S211


  • Space Physics: Zodiacal Light/Interplanet Dust
  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
  • Astronomy: Visible

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Charles L. WolffOther InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight
Dr. Lawrence DunkelmanPrincipal InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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