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

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This object is on display in the Space Science exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.

Country of Origin: United States of America

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)

Materials: Lens with housing and motors.

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.

Inventory number: A19700116000

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