posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by bekod
Gene Cernan's visor is convex, so the image will be distorted, thus it would be difficult to make out what the other astronaut (Jack Schmitt) is
However, Gene Cernan (the astronaut seen by the rock in the OP's image) also has a camera and took pictures while at that location (The location is
called "Station 6" and the photos were taken during EVA 3).
Here is a picture of Jack Schmitt at Station 6 during EVA 3. He has a camera on his chest:
As stated somewhere else in this thread, the convex shape of the visor is also one of the reasons the astronaut taking the picture (Schmitt) looks not
to be directly facing the other astronaut (Cernan)...
...and the other reason is that he was NOT directly facing the other astronaut, Rather, he was facing the rock, which is centered in the frame, while
the other astronaut is way on the left hand side of the frame -- so of course he would not be directly facing him.