Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the Moon

  • Charles J. Byrne

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  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
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About this book


In 1967, Lunar Orbiter Mission 4 sent back to Earth a superb series of photographs of the surface of the Moon, despite severe degradation caused by scanning and the reconstruction processes involved in transmission from lunar orbit.
Using 21st century techniques, Charles Byrne  - previously System Engineer of the Apollo Program for Lunar Orbiter Photography -  has removed almost all the artifacts and imperfections to provide a comprehensive and beautifully detailed set of images of the lunar surface.
The book has been organized to make it easy for astronomers to use, enabling ground-based images and views to be compared with the Orbiter photographs.  The photographs are striking for their consistent Sun angles (for uniform appearance).  All features are identified with their current IAU-approved names, and each photograph is located in terms of latitude and longitude.  To help practical astronomers, all the photographs are systematically related to an Earth-based view.



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Authors and affiliations

  • Charles J. Byrne
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  1. 1.Image AgainMiddletownUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-886-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-154-9
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