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Geologic sketch map of the candidate Proclus Apollo landing site, part KAn Apollo 15 panoramic camera frame was used as a base for a geologic sketch map of an area near Proclus Crater. The map was prepared to investigate the usefulness of the panoramic camera photography in large-scale geologic mapping and to assess the geologic value of the area as a potential Apollo landing site. The photographs, taken under high solar illumination, resulted in good definition of albedo features, and stereoscopic viewing provided extreme clarity of topographic relief with terrain units easily delineated. The geological characteristics of the area as evidenced by the high-resolution photographs is discussed. It is concluded that the panoramic camera photographs reveal a wealth of detail and are eminently suited for geologic mapping purposes. In addition, the Proclus area, as a potential landing site, offers relatively rough plains terrain.
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Lucchitta, B. K. (Geological Survey Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
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Publication: NASA. Manned Spacecraft Center Apollo 15 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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