Taken by a Dual-Lens Camera Aboard Lunar Orbiter 2
View of the backside of the Moon taken during two successive orbits, medium resolution frames 33 and 34, Lunar Orbiter 2, November 1966. NASA Langley printed captions affixed to the verso. Two large-format vintage gelatin silver prints mounted together on board, images sizes 14 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. (37.0 x 32.4 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Subtle creases from mounting process.
N.B. Lunar Orbiter 2 took these two overlapping photographs from an altitude of about 900 miles during its ninth and tenth orbits around the Moon. Launched on November 6, 1966, Lunar Orbiter 2 was tasked with completing a photographic survey program for Apollo landing sites. It produced 211 photographs during 40 orbits.
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