posted on Nov, 11 2003 @ 02:52 PM
heh... indeed. shuttle in '69? it can't even leave earth orbit.
all 3 pictures are from the apollo 12 missions. just look at the name of the images. the "as12" part is what tells you what mission it's from. so
if it was "as13" then it's from apollo 13.
i've seen these images before. this is a great site with tons of high quality images on it www.apolloarchive.com...
the first pic there is taken while looking at the sun and getting a huge lens flare while doing it.
same thing with the second image. the sun is just off to the right of the camera and those bright spots are just lens flares.
the third one i can't really explain. again i would think it would be some effect from having such bright pure light. since you are in a place with
not atmosphere to refract the light. you get pure light. the surface is mostly a light grey. so that reflects a lot of light as well. plus the
astronauts are all in whites suits.
this explains one point earthtone
brought up. why there are no stars in the photos. well with cameras you have to deal with exposure levels.
you have to have a quick exposure when taking a picture of objects that are bright. like on the moons surface. this means the shutter is open for a
very short time. the stars are not bright enough to show up on film with a quick exposure. though the astronauts themselves could see the stars when
they were on the moon.
one other point you made there earthtone
"plus the fact that the lander was filmed coming down from the actual moon"
you mean footage of the lander landing on the moon and seeing it from the surface? i've never seen or heard of such footage. have you seen this? if
so i'd like to see it. if you've only heard of such footage then i'm sure you mean footage of the lander leaving the moon. in that case it was just
the camera from the rover watching the thing take off.