Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Apollo 11 Landing site Imaged 08-03-07 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

The Information Listed Below Is Provided By Personal Authorization From Christian Legrand Of VMA, Link To Virtual Moon Atlas

Launch on 16 July 1969 / 13h 32mn (TU) from Cape Kennedy. Vehicle 3.9m diameter. Command Module Columbia (CM) 3.65 m high and 5.6 t. Service Module
(SM) 7.6 m long and 23.2 t. Lunar Module Eagle (LM) 6 m high. 4.2 m large and 15.1 t whom 10.85 t propellants.
Neil A. ARMSTRONG (Commander) Edwin E. ALDRIN (LM pilot) Michael COLLINS (CSM pilot). First human landing on July 20. 1969 at 20h 17mn 40s. First
surface walk on 21 July at 2h 56mn 15s. 2h 31mn walk. Distance 250 m at 100 m maximum from LM.
21.4 kg collected rocks whom 2 drillings. Early Apollo Surface Experiments Package (EASEP) with laser reflector. sismometer. solar wind measurement.
Solar panels. End of transmissions of EASEP on August 27. 1969.
Lift-off on July 21 at 17h 54mn. Surface time : 21h 26mn. Splash down on July 24 at 16h 50 mn. Mission total duration : 8d 3h 18mn.

Longitude: 23.5° East
Latitude: 0.7° North
Quadrant: North-East
Area: Mare Tranquillitatis East part

Interest : Invisible formation
Observation period: Five days after New Moon or Four days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: Invisible