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Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by anathema777
Anyone wanna help me identify what the hell that circle is up in the top right of this moon photo?
Not having any luck with the circle in the top right...
Here is what I have on that image...
The Image number is AP970509. It is a self portrait taken by Conrad for publicity. In the original appearance it was exhibited very dark.
"Explanation: Is it art? In November of 1969, Apollo 12 astronaut photographer Charles "Pete" Conrad recorded this masterpiece while documenting colleague Alan Bean's lunar soil collection activities on the Oceanus Procellarum. The image is dramatic and stark. Bean is faceless - the harsh environment of the Moon's Ocean of Storms is echoed in his helmet's perfectly composed reflection of Conrad and the lunar horizon. Works of photojournalists originally intent on recording the human condition on planet Earth, such as Lewis W. Hine and Margaret Bourke-White are widely regarded as photographic art. Similarly many documentary astronomy and space images can be appreciated for their artistic and esthetic appeal."
Peekaboo... When enhanced, the above result appears in the photo. I get the same result from different versions of the photo from various sources.
The above labels speak for themselves on what I see in this image so far. I can not make out anything in the "haze" at the top to form an opinion. My biggest problem with this image is that the smallest rock leaves a sharp black shadow, yet the camera on his chest leaves none...
The Earth is very small in this image, in direct contrast to others we have seen. But in this image the sunlight is from the left, slightly behind bean... so why is the terminator on Earth on the LEFT side?
Here is a larger version
Originally posted by Becker44
This is a tremendous thread. I've been following it since inception. Can anyone make out the writing on the documents attached to his left arm? I'd be very interested in finding out what kind of information is there.
Originally posted by looofo
I found an interesting site with lot of hi res pictures and the one of the astronaut above. It is really a wonderful picture:
The FTP site: 188.8.131.52...
Originally posted by Navieko
Wow, nice find John...
We should try tracking down as many people who have a decent enough telescope, and ask for some pictures. Hell, I'm sure we could put together a few bucks if needed. Might be worth it...
Originally posted by rikriley
Becker 44, maybe Undo can help us out what it actually says. Other than instructions and reminders it could say do not feed the aliens they might bite. LOL a little humor never hurts. Rik Riley
Originally posted by undo
very nice! all tiff files, though, which means i have to download to comp just to see them. bleh. that will take awhile.
Originally posted by rikriley
Thank you Undo I knew you would give it your best shot on enlarging the letters. Can anyone determine whether the writting is in English or Russian?