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Taken by a Camera Aboard the Lunar Orbiter 4 Spacecraft

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
89
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Taken by a Camera Aboard the Lunar Orbiter 4 Spacecraft
View of rilles on the Moon, high resolution view, Lunar Orbiter 4, May 1967. Numbered 'IV-161 H2 NASA-LRC' (NASA Langley) in black on the recto lower margin. Large-format vintage gelatin silver print on matte paper, image size 21 1/8 x 16 in. (53.5 x 40.5 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Paper repair along bottom edge of sheet.

N.B. Rilles (rimae in Latin) are long channels or valleys on the lunar surface. The photograph shows Rilles Darwin and Sirsalis near Crater Sirsalis, Southwest of the Ocean of Storms near the western lunar limb. It has a sharp edge and a low central peak. The crater overlaps the slightly larger and older Sirsalis A, and the two form a distinctive feature (top right of picture).
Estimate $400-600


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Darwin, Planetary science, Rille, Rimae Sirsalis, Sirsalis

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