Roll of direct negatives of the lunar landscape taken by the panoramic camera in the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) Bay of the Apollo 16 CSM, in its original canister measuring 10″ tall and 6.25″ in diameter. The label on the top reads: “Apollo 16, Mag, Film type: 2420/2422, Part 11A of 16, Frames 4960 to 5004, Date Nov 3 1972, Master, Direct Neg, Rectified.” The roll features 44 panoramic frames of film, each measuring approximately four feet long by nine inches wide. In fine condition. This film was directly reproduced from the original negatives taken in space by the 24-inch-focal-length optical bar panoramic camera produced by Itek, carried in the CSM SIM Bay, which were retrieved by Ken Mattingly during an EVA prior to reentry. These high-resolution lunar panoramas were used in improving NASA’s lunar maps.
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