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Apollo 16
Astronaut John Young in shadow of Lunar Module behind ultraviolet camera

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.

Catalog Date: 22 April 1972
Film Type: 70mm
NASA image: AS16-114-18439

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