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Instrument called Gnomon to determine size and distance of objects on moon

gelatin silver photograph on aluminum
49.0 × 39.0 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
printed in silver (in image) on paper label l.l.: HASSELBAND
printed on support reverse u.l.: 50 / The instrument above, a gnomon, is used to determine the / size and distance of objects. The length of the shadow / can also be used to establish the sun's latitude and, ac- / cordingly, the exact spot on the moon at which the picture / was taken. It also has a grey scale to help in arriving at the / correct exposures. Apollo XII, November 1969. Hasselblad 500EL Data Camera. / (text repeated in German / French / Swedish) / COURTESY OF NASA.
Accession Number
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