Apollo 17

Apollo-17: (America & Challenger) 

Launched 12/07/1972,   Landed 12/11/1972,   Splashdown 12/19/1972

Commander - Eugene Cernan,
CM Pilot - Ronald Evans,
LM Pilot - Harrison Schmitt

The Challenger landed in a valley south of Crater Littrow in the Taurus highland region.  
Last manned mission to the moon, but the first to include a trained geologist.
Explored the surrounding valley and higland area, conducted scientific experiments, and brought back numerious samples. 
Last use of the Lunar Rover, in which the astronauts traveled around 22 miles.
Spent total of 74 hours, 55 minutes on the Lunar surface, of which 22 hrs 05 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#25.

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