Well, in according to what we have so far: the only image showing the formations in the background is the one of the op:
i've superimposed two versions of the original: the one of the OP and one taken from Apollo
11 Image Library
the darker one, is the original of the OP, the brighter one is the one from Apollo library: i've noticed that to the left, the darken area has some
BLUE coloration: blue is NOT a natural color on the Moon (as far as i know, lol), and the color of what we see in the background of the brightened
image of the OP is blue.
A VERY importan detail, is that the image of the OP comes from an anniversary edition: that specific image, is not part of a series:
this is the direct link to the image:
i mean, it may have been a special edition, a scan made for that specific circumstance, even if i don't see why.
Anyway the fact is that THAT specific image show artifacts that in all the other versions from archives are not visible: and we have NOTHING to
compare it with, since its unique, while we would need an image like AS11-37-5455 which shows at least a part of the same area:
In my opinion, it's an artifact, but i would have loved to have at least a chance to make some valid comparison.
, i urge you to keep an eye on this stuff because it was very difficult to spot what you have spotted: it was really a good find, mate
Originally posted by macr59
And as for the originals shown on the Lunar and Planetary site, they look very doctored to me!! Just look at the horizon on image 5454 and you'll
see the difference.
Yes, absolutely they can't be used for research, lol: the catalogue is just the quickest way to see a preview of each image: there are more source
for good res images, likeApollo 11 Image Library
[edit on 5/8/2008 by internos]