Apollo 16

Apollo-16: (Casper & Orion) 

Launched 04/16/1972,   Landed 04/21/1972,   Splashdown 04/27/1972

Commander - John Young,
CM Pilot - Thomas Mattingly,
LM Pilot - Charles Duke

The Orion landed in the highland area north of the Crater Descartes.  
Explored the surrounding area, conducted scientific experiments, and brought back numerious soil and rock samples. 
Second use of the Lunar Rover, in which the astronauts traveled around 16.5 miles.
Spent total of 71 hours, 14 minutes on the Lunar surface, of which 20 hrs 14 min were EVA.

All Images acquired at Big Woodchuck Observatory using a Meade LX200GPS @ f10, with either a Astrovid-2000 or StellaCam-Ex 1/2" chip astro-video camera with IR filter.

10/24/2012 (negative image finder) Astrovid-2000

11/21/2012 @ f10 (StellaCam-Ex)

11/21/2012 - 1.5x Barlow (StellaCam-Ex)

11/21/2012 - 2.8x Barlow (StellaCam-Ex)

11/21/2012 - 2.8x Barlow & 2x digital zoom (StellaCam-Ex)

Finder Chart: from Antonin Rukil's "Atlas of the Moon", chart#45.

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