Spotmeter, 1 Degree, Automatic, Apollo 11

During the Apollo 11 luanr mission of July 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin carried this specially designed Minolta light meter on the lunar surface in order to acquire accurate exposure information quickly and easily. The silver metal casing reflected some of the harmful solar rays that could have overheated this sensitive equipment.

NASA transferred this spotmeter to the Museum in 1970.

Transferred from NASA/JSC; must be offered back to NASA upon deaccession

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Minolta

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Case: aluminum, plastic, velcro
Lens: aluminum/steel, glass
Dimensions
Overall: 4 1/4 in. tall x 3 3/4 in. wide x 6 1/2 in. deep (10.8 x 9.5 x 16.5cm)

During the Apollo 11 luanr mission of July 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin carried this specially designed Minolta light meter on the lunar surface in order to acquire accurate exposure information quickly and easily. The silver metal casing reflected some of the harmful solar rays that could have overheated this sensitive equipment.

NASA transferred this spotmeter to the Museum in 1970.

Transferred from NASA/JSC; must be offered back to NASA upon deaccession

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Minolta

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Case: aluminum, plastic, velcro
Lens: aluminum/steel, glass
Dimensions
Overall: 4 1/4 in. tall x 3 3/4 in. wide x 6 1/2 in. deep (10.8 x 9.5 x 16.5cm)

ID: A19980022000