Apollo. LunaCognita looks at 16mm Film Anomalies.

Posted: January 26th, 2010 in Moon, NASA, space, UFO, UFO sightings
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Madonne! Oh, man, is this good, folks… wicked good, even. Yes, dear readers, once again LunaCognita has managed to knock my socks right off with this video. Needless to say, I can hardly wait for the full version… because there are objects filmed here that I’ve not seen before, and they are spectacular. Where in the heck does LC find this stuff?

I imagine they’ve been ordered from the NASA archives, but how does one know which ones to buy? Connections within the Pegasus Research crew certainly help in that regard, but still… Oh, and, we mustn’t forget that most of the film that was shot hasn’t been released, still, as far as I am aware… oh how we’d all love to see those.

There is so much material at NASA that is classified… one wonders, if there’s nothing of interest up there besides a bunch of cool minerals… then why is there a need for assigning classified status to images, film and research documents at all? Hmmm?

This film can give some insight into that conundrum.

Amusing it is how the trolls and troglodytes commenting at YouTube call this ice and junk falling off the command and LEM modules. Too funny. Junk? Right, we build such fragile craft… Ice? Umm, this is the Moon, dude… Jeez!

Enjoy the mystery…

Hi everyone,
This brief presentation you will see here is just a bit of a teaser/trailer, showing a short segment from a larger video project I am currently in the process of working on. While the full presentation is still awhile away from being complete, I have received more than a few emails asking me about when my next video was going to come out, so I thought that in the interim, I would release this short segment just as a teaser to show a taste of some of the interesting visuals I plan to include in upcoming presentations where I will provide my own analysis of some of the Apollo-era films. All of the footage you will see here was captured on film during the Apollo missions to the Moon, shot by NASA astronauts. Originally exposed on 16mm film, this footage was taken using what was known as the “DAC” – the “Data Acquisition Camera”.Hope you enjoy,

The Maurer “DAC” cameras used to shoot this footage were modified variable frame rate 16mm motion picture film cameras that were used by the various Apollo crews throughout their missions to the Moon to film scenes of interest through the windows of the spacecraft, as well as to shoot exterior footage during lunar surface “moonwalk” operations and Trans-Earth-Coast EVA ops in cis-lunar space during that return-to-Earth phase of the missions.

When it was being used in “automatic” mode, the DAC camera could be set by the astronaut to expose the film within it’s magazine at one of three set frame-rates – 1, 6 or 12 frames-per-second. In the 1 fps mode, the DAC also could be (and occasionally was) used as a still picture camera to shoot single frames of film.

When placed in “semi-automatic” mode, the DAC camera also offered a 24 fps filming capability, although that mode was used somewhat sparingly during the Apollo program as it only allowed for a maximum 3.7 minutes of run time before a film magazine change was required. More typically, one of the three different “auto” modes were used in order to take advantage of the frame-rate control capability to optimize film usage. These slower frame rate settings of course means that when filming in one of those modes, the DAC was functioning more as a sequential still camera rather than a true 24fps motion picture camera (I realize all motion picture film cameras are essentially stop-motion sequential still cameras, so I am referring to the frame-rate playback issues here). The DAC camera could be used as a hand-held movie camera or it could be hard-mounted to various points inside or outside the spacecraft (or to the LRV or the MET during lunar surface ops) in order to provide a stable platform and hands-free filming capability.

January 20, 2010

YouTube commenter VideoGearHead said… (I thought this was nice…)

1:38 WTF?!!
1:48 busted-up glass dome?
2:21 fractured moon?

5 million stars!

One more thing…and this frosts my jaw the most…I watched the missions to the moon. I remember when I was in the Boy Scouts spending two bucks to have my name put on the Voyager craft. I remember waiting in anticipation to see really cool pictures of our own solar system – Saturn etc. – and remembering them not being what I expected and having to wait YEARS to see them.

Thank YOU for your vision!

  1. Tom Cosgrove says:

    Fascinating. And I’m STILL looking for additional info re that object photo from the direction of Taurus.

    • iggymak says:

      Oh, damn, yes… I really need to do those images off the Hubble… I will as soon as I can. Good luck your end. It doesn’t give out much that way, you just type in the coordinates, choose the instrument… sigh…

  2. Tom Cosgrove says:

    Thanks. I usually plod along at a pre-tech pace, rediscovering fire and figuring out all the shiny buttons. One thing I’ve learned… do NOT press any red button without icons.
    After this short preview, I’d certainly like to see more of that blue-streaking, shadow-casting something that blasted by on a horizontal path above the lunar surface. That is worth another look or two.

  3. Luna Cognita says:

    Just wanted to say thanks very much for the kind words and support for this video of mine everyone. Much appreciated! I would also like to add that you have done a fantastic job with this website my friend! Thank you for all your efforts!


    • iggymak says:

      Thank you for the compliments LunaCognita… they’re much appreciated… and I would like to thank you for all the great work you do. I’ve been a fan for quite some time now. One of these days I’ll get to making some videos myself… not sure what’s holding me back. Maybe it’s knowing I won’t stop if I start… maybe I’m too complacent to add my voice when there’s folks like you on the scene… I dunno… anyway… I think the Fortean community has learned a lot from you… and zorgon, Mike Singh, Exuberant1, ArMaP, internos, easynow, SLAYER69 and not to forget LunarExplorerItalia and all the other fine people who bring fine skills, good insight, vision and quality to our work… even Phage! I know, but we need guys like Phage, he’s civil, polite and is a very good lightning rod. Thank you very much for subscribing, too… you’re number 3!

      Take care,

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