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A Stitch in Time - Stitching the Apollo Archive

Posted on 12th October 2015

My first look into the open source images from the Apollo missions has been really intriguing. There are some utterly spellbinding images now available from the Nasa archive. All are hi-res scans of Hasselblad film images, corrected and thankfully without dust spots. I have had a good look into a quite a few folders, some of it isn't that useful, some of it is.... but what has been intriguing is the fact that many of the images can be stitched into panoramas. Here are a few of the images stitched together in my go-to stitcher PTGui...

A stitch of four images, the Lunar Rover and Apollo 17

A single shot shows the images are very good quality and certainly sharp enough.

All the shots are square crop Hasselblad, with a 60mm lens. This is the only one that made it back from the moon.

I'll post some more when I get the time to stitch them together.

A stitch of nine images - PTGui had a hard time of getting any of the frames to lock together but it worked in the end.

Next time they go back I thoroughly recommend I go with them. They need a decent tripod and a few lessons in panoramic capture.

See the entire archive here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/

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