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Eugene Cernan (American, 1934-2017)

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3048M
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3048M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2017 10:00AM

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Eugene Cernan (American, 1934-2017)
Two telephoto panoramic views along the North and South Massif mountains at Taurus-Littrow, Station 2A, EVA 2, Apollo 17, December 1972. The first numbered 'NASA AS17-144-22014,' 'NASA AS17-144-22013,' 'NASA AS17-144-22012,' and 'NASA AS17-144-22010' (NASA MSC) in black on the recto upper margins; the second numbered 'NASA AS17-144-22023,' 'NASA AS17-144-22016,' and 'NASA AS17-144-22018' (NASA MSC) in black on the recto upper margins. Each mosaic comprised of four vintage gelatin silver prints, overall sizes to 10 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. (26.2 x 64.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Crimp l.l.

N.B. 'En route from Station 2 to Station 3 at Lara Crater, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt made a quick stop at Station 2A, located about 600 meters northeast of Nansen Crater, to check the gravity gradient between the South Massif and the valley' (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_17/surface_opp/). While off the rover, Eugene Cernan had a fantastic view of both the North and South Massifs which he photographed with the 500mm telephoto lens. These large massifs are located on either side of Apollo 17's landing site in the majestic 7-kilometer-wide valley of Taurus-Littrow, called the North and South Massifs, respective to their geographic location in relation to each other. Their height gives the valley a depth greater than that of the Grand Canyon in the United States. The North Massif rises some 2,100 meters above the valley floor. The South Massif rises some 2,500 meters above the valley floor. The first telephoto panorama shows the western ridge of the North Massif mountain. The second telephoto panorama shows the left flank of the South Massif mountain.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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Keywords

Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17, Eugene Cernan, Henry, Lara, Outer space, Planetary science, Shakespeare, Spaceflight, Taurus–Littrow, United States

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