posted on Sep, 13 2006 @ 11:40 AM
Springer, thanks for posting my photos.
The first 4 are separate scans of one photo Lunar Orbiter 2-162H. I ordered this photo many years ago from a NASA contractor, I forget which. When the
package arrived it was a 16x20 inch negative. It took until a couple of years ago to find someone in Las Vegas that could print from a 16x20
negative. I had 2 prints made, one a 16x20 print and one 20x24 which is now on my den wall. I took the 16x20 over to Bob Lazars and he scanned it in 4
sections: no. 1 is top left, no. 2 is top right, no. 3 is bottom right and no. 4 is bottom left. No. 5 is a scan of Lunar Orbiter 5-155M.
The LO-2-162H has not been retouched as far as I can tell. LO-5-155 has been retouched which is obvious from others photos I have of 155. The other
photo I am refering to is published in "Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes by Ernest H. Cherrington, Jr. published in Canada
by the General Publishing Co. Toronto, copyright 1969, 1984. It is on page 230 I think but I will check.
LO-2-162H is an oblique photo of the north face of Copernicus looking north. I will post the technical data in the next couple of days. The Lunar
Orbiter cameras were launched in 1965-1966 and 1967. There were 5 Orbiters. They sent back thousands of crystal clear photos of the moon. As I
mentioned most of these photos have been retouched. Through some quirk of fate I not only received on that wasn't retouched but received the actual
Of course with the talent available at ATS its possible we will find out a lot more about these photos. I am going to wait for a while to tell you the
specific area I think was retouched so that I don't 'front load' the information.