Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/04/27

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Subject: [Leica] OT: 1960s Lunar Orbiter photos restored
From: pklein at (Peter Klein)
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:48:28 -0700

Some beautiful B&W pictures here, with a fascinating story. And some 
hints that older technology has things to recommend it.

"...our imagery from 1966 and ?67 has sometimes greater resolution and 
greater dynamic range [than today's spacecraft] because of the way the 
pictures were taken. So sometimes you look into a shadow in a picture 
that LRO?s taken, and you don?t see any detail?with ours, you do.?

The cameras used film, which was developed onboard and scanned using 
fax-like technology.

More info here, with other links.


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