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  • The original database describes this as: Description: View of the Southern Sea (Mare Australe), Craters Petavius and Langrenus, and the Seas of Fertility (Mare Fecunditatis), Nectar (Mare Nectaris) and Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis). This photograph, taken after transearth injection, shows the southwest quarter of the lunar scene. The bright halo and rays of Tycho Crater dominate the southwest quarter of the lunar surface. Langrenus is at ... more
    The original database describes this as: Description: View of the Southern Sea (Mare Australe), Craters Petavius and Langrenus, and the Seas of Fertility (Mare Fecunditatis), Nectar (Mare Nectaris) and Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis). This photograph, taken after transearth injection, shows the southwest quarter of the lunar scene. The bright halo and rays of Tycho Crater dominate the southwest quarter of the lunar surface. Langrenus is at the east edge of the Sea of Fertility. A narrow strip of cratered highlands separates the Sea of Fertility from the Sea of Tranquility and Nectar. Tranquility Base, site of the Apollo 11 landing is near the top of the photograph. Image was taken during The Trans Earth Coast (TEC) phase of the Apollo 15 mission. Original film magazine was labeled S,film type was 3414 (Low Speed Black and White),80mm lens. Subject Terms: Apollo 15 Flight, Moon (Planet) Categories: Lunar Observations Original: Film - 70MM B&W Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit. less
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