Originally posted by Mookite
Furthermore, doesn't everyone realize that the Clementine Mission used extremely high resolution cameras, and most of those photos are still
classified? All these blurry images we are agonizing over
Let me try once more...... and put this to rest...
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Point One. Clementine did indeed take high resolution images.
Point Two. Clementine was a Star Wars program run by the NAVY NRL
Point Three The number of images they took...
Clementine captured 1.8 million images
of the Moon's surface. The Laboratory provides the Clementine Lunar Image Browser as a courtesy
to scientific researchers, as well as the general public, and you are welcome to browse the over 170,000 images that are available
Anyone good at MATH here? That statement is on the Navy site
Point Four They released a down graded set for the public which was made available on Browser version 1.5 It is still available here
This is where all those poor grade images still around the internet showing 'anomalies' came from...
THIS IS THE QUALITY from Version 1.5 The area is Reiner Gamma... This is the famous MOON BASE...
Point Fiver... They released Version 2.0 Slightly better 'quality' despite the fact that it WAS THE SAME DATA SET... they just released a better
Clementine Lunar Image Browser 2.0
This one is difficult to use unless you know your way around the moon
THIS is the SAME area Reiner Gamma in Version 2.0
Now Mike mentioned Mark Robinson in the OP as 'keeper' of these LO images in this thread. Mark and his team used to work out of North Western
University... In November of 2006 he moved ops to ASU... In Oct of 2006 LPI had a symposium during which they launched the Clemetine data set for
Map-a-Planet at the USGS
We were given a link to Marks old directory at NWU that contained the 63 meg color maps and the 2 gigabyte .cub files that are used for the Planet
All this was released here at ATS thanks to Johnny Anonymous' help
Revealed for the First Time Color Images of the Moon from Clementine Satellite
Press Release - Pegasus Research Consortium -December 15th 2006
Patty Garcia from USGS was very happy about the traffic generated from ATS for their new trial program
Here is Reiner Gamma once again from that color set... Notice any difference?
As I said before this is 10% of the full size available... the other one is to big for most to download
It is simply amazing to me how many people still are not getting it that these high res full color images exist (and yes ArMaP will point out that
they include the IR band
If anyone is really interested in taking the time to discover Clememtine feel free to look over the pages...
This Page has a collection of Reiner Gamma images including one taken by a 10 inch scope in the UK for comparison
This Page has a collection of the most famous cover ups on Version 2.0... the ones EVERYONE is talking about around the net and on you tube with
It includes the shiny space craft hovering above the surface with a shadow
A Pegasus discovery
This page has all the details and links to the DoD official documents and the mysteries surrounding Clementine including the discovery of a frozen
lake 100 square kilometers by 50 feet deep released by the Pentagon
To those who don't know, it passed by Earth in 2005 and is STILL OUT THERE!
Wherefore Art Thou Clementine?
In case there is ANY doubt about the capabilities of the Clementine Cameras..THIS was taken from Lunar Orbit (See the DoD PDF file)
I do believe I read that the clementine photos were released to the general public almost immediately. All of em? I dunno, and I know not to believe
everything you read on the web, but...
Well 170,000 images out of 1.8 million is not exactly ALL of them
I hope you are a little better informed now?
So back to Lunar Orbiter... I am almost done downloading all 895 high res 25 meg tiffs from USGS Its taken a while even at my speed... These are
bigger than the ones at ASU but I will get those next... to compare
As to how many pictures were taken from various missions compared to how many we are allowed to see?
Here is a LIST
Let me post a sample for those who hate following links..
Hasselblad handheld photography - color and b/w - common to all missions
Apollo 8: 860 photos, fewer than 30 are digitized faithfully.
Apollo 10: 1319 photos, fewer than 40.
Apollo 11: 1403 photos, fewer than 60.
Apollo 12: 1585 photos, fewer than 40.
Apollo 13: 585 photos, fewer than 20
Apollo 14: 1273 photos, fewer than 40.
Apollo 15: 2524 photos, fewer than 90.
Apollo 16: 2851 photos, fewer than 50.
Apollo 17: 3606 photos, fewer than 80.
~Out of the 16006 Hasselblad photos, fewer than 450 are digitized faithfully~