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Fraser
2009-Sep-29, 08:30 PM
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera has taken a second look at the Apollo 11 landing site. And since LRO is now in its science orbit of 50 km (31 miles) above the Moon, and closer when it took previous images, the new images provide more detail and a whole new look at this [...]

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2amazing
2009-Oct-02, 08:36 AM
This picture was taken on August 8 orbit 540, when the LRO was not in his lower orbit around Moon
The most recent photo was released September 5 from orbit 880, and this is not the lower orbit.
On Sept. 16, the LRO reached lower orbit 1012.

On the basis of the filename you can calculate the date that the photo was taken.
File Name (M1) 04362199 (. TIF) / (60 * 60 * 24) = 50.48841435
Lauchdate 18-06-09 14:32:12 + 50.48841435 = 8-08-09 2:15:31

I don't know why it takes a long time to see images from low orbit.

01101001
2009-Oct-02, 01:38 PM
Welcome to BAUT Forum.


This picture was taken on August 8 orbit 540, when the LRO was not in his lower orbit around Moon.

Fixed.

Universe Today: LRO Takes Second, Closer Look at Apollo 11 Landing Site (http://www.universetoday.com/2009/09/29/lro-takes-second-closer-look-at-apollo-11-landing-site/)


These images were taken before LRO reached its science orbit of 50 km (31 miles) above the Moon, but the lighting is different from the previous images it took of this region, providing more detail and a whole new look at this historic site.
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This article was edited on Sept. 30 to correct a mistake about LRO's orbit at the time these images were taken.