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Lot #8430
Apollo 17 Roll of SIMBAY Film

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Roll of direct negatives of the lunar landscape taken by the panoramic camera in the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) Bay of the Apollo 17 CSM, in its original canister measuring 10″ tall and 6.25″ in diameter. The label on the top reads: “Apollo 17, Mag, Film type: 2420/2422, Part 16A of 41, Frames 2255 to 2599, Date Aug 73, 2nd Gen. Direct Neg Master Pos. Rect.” In fine condition, with faint foxing to label on cover. This film was directly reproduced from the original negatives taken in space by the 24-inch-focal-length Itek camera carried in the CSM SIM Bay, which were retrieved by Ron Evans during an EVA prior to reentry. These high-resolution lunar panoramas were used in improving NASA’s lunar maps.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #511 - Ended October 19, 2017