Observation by Steve Knight: A Missed Opportunity

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Steve Knight


Steve Knight


2021 Mar 26 - 19:57


2021 Mar 31 - 00:33


The Moon

  • Skywatcher 12in Dobsonian
  • Televue 2.5x Powermate
  • ZWO ASI174MM camera
  • 642nm bandpass filter
  • iPhone SE

0.509 ms, gain 310 (77%)


Banbury + Long Island, USA

Target name

Schroter's Valley


A Missed Opportunity

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Schroter's Valley & the spacecraft that could have landed there in 1973.

If funding cuts had not resulted in the cancellation of Apollo 18 then Schroter's Valley was the probable destination.  This is not a mock up, it is lunar module LM-13 and would have been used on Apollo 18.

Now located at Cradle of Aviation museum on Long Island.  Visited in 2019.

It was restored for the TV series "From the Earth to the Moon" where it played LM's Eagle, Intrepid, Falcon & Challenger.

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