UV Astronomy from the Moon

One of the earlier projects in imaging UV astronomy used an all-reflecting Schmidt camera identical to this engineering version (now at the Johnson Space Flight Center), set up in the shadow of the Apollo 16 Lunar Module. Relatively long exposures could be used even without provision for tracking, thanks to the slow lunar rotation. Interesting images of several Milky Way field, the Large Magellanic Cloud, and the Earth's hydrogen halo were obtained.

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