posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 11:09 AM
reply to post by Arken
And looking through all the photograph magazines there isn't a single image that even comes close to the image in the video. There wasn't a single
close up image of the moon in their photographs.
Hey Zaph - FWIW the link of the image provided in the OP is from an official NASA-Johnson Space Center site and looks to be an official pic of the
Apollo IX mission. Main site is called "Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth".
Original image is not a close up of the moon. You need to zoom in on the image from the link to see the anomalies.
That pic (along with many other mission pics) are there on the site. Along with a boatload of other pics from missions spanning 1961 - Present.
As far as what it is (or they are) - I haven't a clue. I'm not a photographic or imaging expert although I do have some experience in this area.
And I agree with ArMap - it doesn't look like any scanning anomaly that I have ever seen. Whether it's an image or film artifact is beyond my ken.
Other photo's that appear to be taken from the same camera don't show this anomaly so it's doubtful that it's something on the lens or viewport.
Maybe someone with more experience in this area can weigh in.
On a final note, assuming it is an image of something physical/real, since it's a long distance shot of the moon from Earth orbit it's is very
difficult to tell the actual distance those objects might be from the Lunar surface or the camera lens.
A lot of questions...and a very grainy photo.