Accession Number : AD0616509

Title :   HOW GOOD IS THE LUNIK III MOON PHOTOGRAPHY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Davies,Merton E.

Report Date : 04 JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : In a previous paper, 'Lunar Exploration by Photography from a Space Vehicle,' the author discussed a photographic system for obtaining high-quality pictures of the moon. Included was a comparison of the surface detail yielded by astronomical lunar photography with that afforded by conventional aerial photography. It is the purpose of the present paper to compare the quality of the released Soviet pictures of the back side of the moon with that of conventional, earth-originated photographs of the front side. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LUNAR PROBES, PHOTOGRAPHS), (*MOON, PHOTOGRAPHY), RESOLUTION, ASTRONOMICAL CAMERAS, TELESCOPES, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE