Filter, Sextant, Apollo 9

Filter, Sextant, Apollo 9

     

The Apollo spacecraft used a sextant for navigation between the Earth and Moon. Operation of the sextant involved sighting through a telescope; this filter was placed over one of the sextant's two scopes.

This object was flown on Apollo 9, and was transferred by NASA to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Aluminum, Glass
Dimensions
3-D: 1.9 x 8.9cm (3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

The Apollo spacecraft used a sextant for navigation between the Earth and Moon. Operation of the sextant involved sighting through a telescope; this filter was placed over one of the sextant's two scopes.

This object was flown on Apollo 9, and was transferred by NASA to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Aluminum, Glass
Dimensions
3-D: 1.9 x 8.9cm (3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

ID: A19770208000