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Re: Exclusive look at Apollo 14 NASA photos
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2018, 04:02:31 PM »
Thanks for your amazing research so far.
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Re: Exclusive look at Apollo 14 NASA photos
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2018, 12:05:22 PM »
Another comparison by Paul,

This print was not sharp, so I only scanned at 300DPI. The resolution is still good:





Here is a list with the photos and the progression:

10412: Not yet scanned!
10441: Individual scans, merged.
10444: Individual scans, merged.
10453: Individual scans, merged.
10455: Individual scans, not yet merged.
10459: Individual scans, merged.
10466: Individual scans, not yet merged.
10503: Individual scans, merged.
10518: Not yet scanned!
10535: Individual scans, merged.
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Re: Exclusive look at Apollo 14 NASA photos
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2018, 01:00:15 PM »
After several months of hard work, this project comes to a close. I'd like to thank everybody for their help and insight.

All of the 10 prints have been scanned and can be found on this archival website.

AS14-80 prints:
Subject: 20x24" b/w darkroom prints
Medium: 20x24" darkroom paper
Scanner: Epson Perfection V750 Pro
Scan software: Vuescan 9
OS: Windows 10
Scan Resolution: Between 300 and 800 DPI, depends on print sharpness.
File extension: Tiff

Notes:
!LARGE FILE SIZES!
File size of individual frames varies from 17 to 125MB.
File size of merges varies from 124mb to 600mb.

Each print is scanned in 6 sections, making sure there is ample overlap between the scans.
Vuescan 9 outputs two files, a contrast/brightness enhanced scan, and the
uncorrected RAW scan. Both files are saved as 16-bit grayscale
uncompressed TIFFs. Sharp prints are scanned at 800 DPI, soft prints are
scanned at 300 DPI.

Paul/OneBigMonkey then uses photoshop to merge the 6
individual scans back into a single image. The combined scan is saved in
two versions; the uncorrected RAW version, and a contrast enhanced,
sharpened version to try and get the most detail out of the prints
possible. Due to the nature of this process, there may be some visible
stitching where scans meet.

Individual scans provided as AS14-80-10###-C#-I#-F#, merged files uploaded with 'merge-C#-I#' suffix.

C1I1= Colour fade/cast correction enabled. ICE Infrared Spot/dust removal enabled set to light. I2 = set to medium. Highlight / dark values enhancement for greater contrast, usually very conservative to not blow highlights/dark values.

C0I0 / RAW = Colour fade/cast correction disabled. ICE Infrared Spot/dust removal disabled. Unprocessed scan.

F## = frame number of set or single image scanned in multiple sections.


Below is a list of full-res merged files as JPGs (Between 8 and 75 MB each)

AS14-80-10412
AS14-80-10441
AS14-80-10444
AS14-80-10453
AS14-80-10455
AS14-80-10459
AS14-80-10466
AS14-80-10503
AS14-80-10518
AS14-80-10535

Paul will continue to look at the files in closer detail and compare them to other space missions to the moon, as seen in my previous posts. New developments will be posted here.

I am always searching for more of these photos, so if you know any please notify me, so I can try and get it online.

If you are interested in having one of these prints, send me a PM.

Best regards,
Niels
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Re: Exclusive look at Apollo 14 NASA photos
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2018, 10:19:12 AM »
Yesterday I received all AS14-79 and AS14-80 photos from the NSSDCA. Looks like a film copy 'scanned' with a Nikon d750 and 60mm micro nikkor.
 
The 25mb TIFF files are problematic to open, it seems that in addition to the full resolution (6004 * 4002) photo there is a preview and thumbnail view in the file. So there are 3 photos in 1 file. Its only correctly opened with software that understands Nikon RAW. I will convert the files to something common for publication.

Unfortinately 'old style jpg' compression is used in the files, so when you zoom in you see JPG compression blocks. I have asked if the NSSDCA can supply NIKON. NEF files without compression.
 
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Re: Exclusive look at Apollo 14 NASA photos
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2018, 06:39:44 AM »
Disclaimer: I and Paul are not from NASA or endorsed by them.  We are doing this in our own free time.

This archive contains 251 photos taken on Apollo 14 by a modified Hycon KA-7A camera. These magazines were designated as AS14-79 and AS14-80.

I would like to thank the NSSDCA for scanning and providing magazine AS14-79 and AS14-80.

I would like to thank Paul for processing the NSSDCA .TIFF files.

These photos were acquired by requesting NSSDCA dataset PSPG-00256. A film or digital copy of AS14-79 and AS14-80 was requested. The NSSDCA scanned a film for this request and several months later the resultant digital dataset was provided.

Each file is 23 MB and has a resolution of 6016*4016 pixels.

The NSSDCA provided TIFF files appear to be NIKON D750 raw files, which can only be correctly opened with special software. Paul was kind enough to batch-process all raw files.  Each file was put through a DNG converted, Photoshop will then allow it to be imported normally. This caused the images to turn brown, which was corrected by turning them grayscale.

Thanks everybody for your support.

Good night.
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Re: Exclusive look at Apollo 14 NASA photos
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2018, 05:06:30 PM »
I am trying to locate the Mag 79 files on the lunar surface but it's proving tricky!

This is a montage of all the images (I've angled to roughly match the orbital inclination).



If they are at the same scale as the Mag 80 files it covers a distance of around 20 km or so, but there is something about the shading that suggest it is not at maximum zoom (I admit I'm going on gut feeling there more than anything). The transcript shows that Roosa tested Mag 79 after Mag 80 failed, and after discussing it with Houston. He reports his experience not long after AOS on the next rev.

The shadow direction suggests that it is on the western portion of the daylight part of the orbit, and will have been done at some point after the Descartes landing site, as Magazine 80 ends around there - just 2500 km or so or orbit to look through then ;)

I'll find it, but it will take a while :D

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Re: Exclusive look at Apollo 14 NASA photos
« Reply #21 on: Today at 09:50:00 AM »
This is really good stuff from you both, I do so hope you have informed AWE130 that his so called "sole" archive has been superseded? 
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Re: Exclusive look at Apollo 14 NASA photos
« Reply #22 on: Today at 06:16:33 PM »
For the record, the last image with identifiable features (at least the ones released to apollo16uvc) is on this one (AS14-80-10765)



The feature I've marked with a white x is on the western edge of an unidentified crater south west of Lindsay:

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