Ultraviolet Camera Used During Apollo 16
May 8, 2003
Astronaut John W. Young, Apollo 16 commander, stands in the shadow of the Lunar Module (LM) behind the ultraviolet camera which is in operation. This photograph was taken by Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, during the mission's second extravehicular activity (EVA-2). The UV camera's gold surface is designed to maintain the correct temperature. Young set the prescribed angles of azimuth and elevation (here 14 degrees for photography of the large Magellanic Cloud) and pointed the camera. The U.S. flag and Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) are in the left background.
Topics: Apollo program, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, Apollo TV camera, Apollo Lunar Module, Apollo 17, Apollo 16, Charles Duke, Lunar rover, Apollo spacecraft, Moon