Lens, 5mm, Data Acquisition Camera, Apollo 11

Lens, 5mm, Data Acquisition Camera, Apollo 11

     

This 5mm lens was used by Apollo 11 astronauts with the 16mm Data Acquisition Camera (DAC) manufactured by J. A. Maurer Company. DACs were used in both the command and lunar modules during technical maneuvers of the spacecraft such as docking and undocking with the lunar module. This lens was used to document parts of the Apollo 11 mission, and was likely used in the command module. The short focal length of this lens allowed for a wider angle shot to be recorded on the DAC's 16mm film.

This lens was transferred to the Museum from NASA in 1979.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Fairchild Space & Defense Systems

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Metal, glass
Dimensions
Overall: 3 in. long x 2 1/2 in. diameter (7.62 x 6.35cm)

This 5mm lens was used by Apollo 11 astronauts with the 16mm Data Acquisition Camera (DAC) manufactured by J. A. Maurer Company. DACs were used in both the command and lunar modules during technical maneuvers of the spacecraft such as docking and undocking with the lunar module. This lens was used to document parts of the Apollo 11 mission, and was likely used in the command module. The short focal length of this lens allowed for a wider angle shot to be recorded on the DAC's 16mm film.

This lens was transferred to the Museum from NASA in 1979.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Fairchild Space & Defense Systems

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Metal, glass
Dimensions
Overall: 3 in. long x 2 1/2 in. diameter (7.62 x 6.35cm)

ID: A19791521000