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Old 09-07-2017, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default Apollo 16 far ultraviolet telescope s201 AS16-123

Disclaimer: I am not endorsed by NASA, I have done this out of passion for the Apollo Program in my free time.




Files & information:


This set includes Apollo 16 UVC scans from NASA converted to JPGs by us.
Archive.org link: https://archive.org/details/AS16-123-JPG
7-9-2017 archive.org backup: https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...0E?usp=sharing

This set also includes unconverted scans from NASA, with a RAW prefix and .raw extension. The latter can not be read by conventional image software. For more information on how it was scanned, see NSSDC link below.

To get the RAW files, see 'Download options' window and click on 'SHOW ALL'


Why, and story:

The Apollo 16 UVC experiment photos are not all readily available on the internet. Original files have been received by NASA by asking here:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/datas...?id=ASUV-00017

We received the images.... and what we got were completely non-standard
files not readable by any image software. They appear to be raw bit
streams taken from the tape. Luckily, information on how they were
scanned and saved is available. But it still posed a challenge.

After writing a decoder for the files we received from NASA, we slowly but surely began to get recognizable images.

We continued to tweak the decoder, until we finally got acceptable results that looked like the few images online by NASA. We have converted them all to JPG and uploaded here.


Usefull Information:

The Revised S201 catalog of far-ultraviolet objects inspects some images in detail. A great source of information.
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.


Later additions to archive:

I have added several S201 catalogs in PDF and txt format.
I have also added scans of other documents and papers, some of which were used at Houston.
I found a book about Apollo that has an AS16-123 frame, I photographed the book and uploaded the file as: ApolloDossiervanhetProject#.png
Read: DocumentINFORMATION.txt for more info.

Bonus slideshow:


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Old 09-08-2017, 09:39 AM   #2
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