APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

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APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:06 am

Image Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View

Explanation: Put on your red/blue glasses and gaze across the western Ocean of Storms on the surface of the Moon. The 3D view features Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad visiting the Surveyor 3 spacecraft 50 years ago in November of 1969. Surveyor 3 had landed at the site on the inside slope of a small crater about 2 1/2 years earlier in April of 1967. Visible on the horizon beyond the far crater wall, Apollo 12's Lunar Module Intrepid touched down less than 200 meters (650 feet) away, easy moonwalking distance from the robotic Surveyor spacecraft. The stereo image was carefully created from two separate pictures (AS12-48-7133, AS12-48-7134) taken on the lunar surface. They depict the scene from only slightly different viewpoints, approximating the separation between human eyes.

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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by GeoX » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:31 am

What an incredible feat of navigation to land that close after a journey of a quarter million miles!

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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:26 pm

Back in the day when I was young; man actually flew to; and walked on Luna! :shock:
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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by neufer » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:26 pm

Click to play embedded YouTube video.
orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:26 pm

Back in the day when I was young;
man actually flew to;
and walked on Luna! :shock:
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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by bystander » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:50 pm

Apollo 12: Pinpoint for Science
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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by neufer » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:40 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Lunar_Surface_Experiments_Package wrote:
<<The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) comprised a set of scientific instruments placed by the astronauts at the landing site of each of the five Apollo missions to land on the Moon following Apollo 11 (Apollos 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17). Apollo 11 left a smaller package called the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package, or EASEP.

The ALSEP system and instruments were controlled by commands from Earth. The stations ran from deployment until they were turned off on 30 September 1977 due primarily to budgetary considerations. Additionally, by 1977 the power packs could not run both the transmitter and any other instrument, and the ALSEP control room was needed for the attempt to reactivate Skylab.>>
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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by NateWhilk » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:15 pm

:ssmile: Thank you for posting links to the left and right images for us folks who choose other methods of viewing in 3D.

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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by isoparix » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:02 pm

As a visitor to a tourist attraction, did he check for other footprints, first..??

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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by neufer » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:37 pm

isoparix wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:02 pm

As a visitor to a tourist attraction, did he check for other footprints, first..??
It happened one day about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly
surprised with the print of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was
very plain to be seen in the sand: I stood like one thunder-struck, or
as if I had seen an apparition; I listened, I looked round me, I could
hear nothing, nor see any thing; I went up to a rising ground to look
farther: I went up the shore, and down the shore, but it was all one, I
could see no other impression but that one; I went to it again to see if
there were any more, and to observe if it might not be my fancy; but
there was no room for that, for there was exactly the very print of a
foot, toes, heel, and every part of a foot; how it came thither I knew
not, nor could in the least imagine.
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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by isoparix » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:35 pm

...from the only man who ever got everything done by Friday..!!

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Re: APOD: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View (2019 Nov 23)

Post by BaldEagle » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:07 pm

I've got to remember not to think of our astronauts just as astronauts. They are people and they have other skills, hobbies, opinions, experiences.

Many have given us perfectly framed and focused photos and we take for granted these shots were just "lucky" or something that wasn't carefully, and artfully planned by the individual that shot the picture.

So, I agree. Many of the beautiful pictures I have seen that were taken in space in the last 50+ years are "Art" and should be recognized and galleried as such. Thank you astronauts, for sharing your art with us.