Camera, Lunar Lander, Surveyor, Variable Focal Length and Iris Assembly

This variable focal length and iris camera assembly was mounted on the Surveyor spacecraft. The iris could be operated in an automatic mode, which was controlled by integrating the scene luminance through a photocell in the lens.

In 1970, the Hughes Aircraft Co. donated the camera to the Smithsonian Institution.

Donated by Hughes Aircraft Co.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hughes Aircraft Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Space Science

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads

Materials
Lens with housing and motors.
Dimensions
Overall: 5 in. tall x 3 1/4 in. wide x 5 1/4 in. deep, 1 lb. (12.7 x 8.3 x 13.3cm, 0.5kg)

This variable focal length and iris camera assembly was mounted on the Surveyor spacecraft. The iris could be operated in an automatic mode, which was controlled by integrating the scene luminance through a photocell in the lens.

In 1970, the Hughes Aircraft Co. donated the camera to the Smithsonian Institution.

Donated by Hughes Aircraft Co.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hughes Aircraft Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Space Science

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads

Materials
Lens with housing and motors.
Dimensions
Overall: 5 in. tall x 3 1/4 in. wide x 5 1/4 in. deep, 1 lb. (12.7 x 8.3 x 13.3cm, 0.5kg)

ID: A19700116000