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 Pan, Film type: 2420/2422, Part 3A of 16, Frames 4240 to 4284, Date Oct 16 1972, Master, Direct Neg, Rectified.” The roll features 45 panoramic frames of film, each measuring approximately four feet long by nine inches wide. The canister bears an additional Kodak label on the side. 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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