Lost Bird Proves Apollo Inauthenticity Feb 6, 2012 17:00:15 GMT -4
Post by forthethrillofital on Feb 6, 2012 17:00:15 GMT -4
No, sighting stars relative to the local lunar surface horizon doesn't give you useful data.
As far as I can tell it is the blue-green finder laser in Texas that the astronhauts would be expected to see and image.
What makes you think the astronauts would be able to see such a laser?
I was under the impression sighting the stars and horizon and knowing the exact time of day on the moon would give the astronauts the location. I read the Apollo 11 astronauts carried a star chart down to the surface of the moon for this reason. I read this chart was time sensitive and would be fairly accurate if used within the first two hours of the landing. Is that incorrect? I may be wrong about this but believe I read the chart was actually sold. I know that seems crazy to sell something like that. But I did read this or at least think I did somewhere.
I have read that blue-green lasers are visible generally and that surveyor 7 imaged an earth blue-green laser from the surface of the moon with a television camera. This was done in early 1968. A girl friend of mine showed me a part of the exchange between the Apollo 11 astronatuts and the Houston based controllers where the controllers were trying to get the astronauts to visualize an earth laser coming from an observatory in Texas. She also had a NY Times newspaper clip that indicated they were using the Texas blue-green laser duiring the Apollo 11 expedition and were hoping the astronauts would be able to see the laser from the surface of the moon. The little pieces I read indicated that the people on earth at least thought the astronauts should be able to see the blue-green laser. Our eyes are blue-green sensitive and so for me it all added up. I read that the scientists doing the Apollo 11 expedition laser experiments also used red lasers. I found nothing specific on these but gathered red laser light is not as visible as blue-green laser light primarily for physiologic reasons. However I do not know that for a fact. It seemed to be inferred in the pieces I read about laser light.