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Lunar crater Schmidt near Sea of Tranquillity
1969

Medium
type C photograph
Measurements
39.0 × 48.8 cm (image and sheet)
Inscription
printed in silver (in image) on paper label l.r.: HASSELBLAD
printed on support reverse c.: 25 / Note how dramatically the low-lying rays of the sun light / up the wall of the crater Schmidt. This crater is situated / on lunar upland near the Sea of Tranquility (where the / astronauts of the Apollo XI fight landed in July 1969). This / photo was taken by the astronauts on board the lunar / module, Apollo X flight, while Snoopy was making a low- / level pass at the moon's surface. Taken with the HASSELBLAD 500EL/70mm, and the Zeiss Sonnar 250mm telephoto lens. The astronauts were Thomas P. Stafford, John W. / Young and Eugene A. Cernan. May 1969. / Printed in Sweden by AB Inplastor. / (text also repeated in Swedish / German / French) / COURTESY OF NASA
Accession Number
PH386-1971
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Photimport, 1971
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display