Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Apollo 14 Landing Site (Red Arrow) Imaged 11-05-04 , 18 Inch Reflector , DMK-21F04 Camera

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

Description:
Launch on 31 January 1971 / 21h 03mn (TU) from Cape Kennedy. Vehicle 3.9 m diameter. Command Module Kitty Hawk (CM) 3.65 m high and 5.7 t. Service
Module (SM) 7.6 m long and 23.5 t. Lunar Module Antares (LM) 6 m high. 4.2 m wide and 15.3 t whom 11 t propellants.
Alan B. SHEPARD (Commander) Edgar D. MITCHELL (LM pilot) Stuart A. Roosa (CSM pilot). Landing on February 5. 1971 at 9h 18mn 11s. LM inclined to 8°.
First walk on February 5 from 14h 42mn to 19h 30mn (4h 48mn). Second walk on February 6 from 8h 11mn to 12h 45mn (4h 34mn) until Cone crater. Total
distance 3.45 km.
42.9 kg collected rocks. Shepard launched a golf ball with a sampler. Use of a special two wheels carrier. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package
(ALSEP) with radio transmitter. passive sismometer. active sismometer. ions and dust detectors. magnetometer and laser reflector. Nuclear thermoelectrical
generator SNAP-27 with plutonium 238. ALSEP end of transmissions on September 30. 1977.
Lift-off on February 6 on 18h 48mn. Surface time : 1d 9h 31mn. Splash down on February 24 on 21h 05 mn. Mission total duration : 9d 1h.

Position:
Longitude: 17.4° West
Latitude: 3.6° South
Quadrant: South-West
Area: Oceanus Procellarum South-East area

Observation:
Interest : Invisible formation
Observation period: One day after First Quarter or Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: Invisible