16.6 Photographs


Figure 16.6-1. First-generation duplicate of a film used during the Apollo 11 mission and previously owned by Buzz Aldrin. Credit: Heritage Auctions.


SO-368 film. Kodak Ektachrome MS color reversal film, ASA 64, 70 mm, double perforation, Estar polyester backing. Used for color photographs outside the LM on Apollo 11.

SO-168 film. Kodak Ektachrome EF color reversal film, ASA 160 (pushed to 1000 ASA for onboard photographs), 70 mm. Used for the ALSCC (stereoscopic lunar surface close-up camera) and for color photographs on all flights except Apollo 11, which used it only for onboard photos.

Type 3400 (HBW) film. Kodak Panatomic-X black and white 70 mm film, ASA 80. Used for the Apollo 11 black and white photographs.

SO-267 (HBW) film. Plus-XX black and white film, ASA 278. Used for photographs outside the LM during Apollo 12 and 14.

Type 3401 (HBW). Plus-XX black and white film, ASA 80-125. Used for photographs outside the LM on Apollo 15, 16 and 17.

Magazine. 160 color photographs, 200 black-and-white.

Total of photographs taken on the surface of the Moon. Over 17,000.

Exposure settings. Aperture: f/5.6, f/8 or f/11. Shutter speed: 1/250, except for some photographs with polarization, taken at 1/125.