A large roll of negative film ofthe lunar surface as seen from the Command Module, originally taken by the panoramic camera located in the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) bay of the Apollo 17 Command Module. This master negative measures 9″ wide and an unknown length. The negative is on a metal reel and housed in its original 10″ plastic canister with its Apollo label on the cover, labeled “Apollo 17,” stating this holds frames 1845 to 1888, dated December, 1972, with “Master,” and also stamped “Direct Neg.” In fine condition. The panoramic camera photographed long sections of the surface, 205 x 13 miles, on 4 foot x 4.5 inch strips of film. The film take-up cassette was removed from the panoramic camera by the Command Module Pilot during trans-Earth trajectory, and was returned to Earth in the Command Module. RR Auction COA.
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