A Unique Image!
Nov. 15, 1953, 01:00 UT (A Leonid?)
This is a 200 dpi scan of the entire print. The print is 3.5" X 4".
Here is the (verbatim) description I composed at the time, using Dr. Stuart's information:
Made by Dr. Leon Stuart, Nov. 15, 1953 at 01:00 UT. Lasted 8 to 10 sec. Also observed visually. Star images rather steady, no extraneous lights. Exposure: 1/2 sec. on E.K. 103aF3 plate. 8 inch f/8 reflector.
Position on Lunar surface is about 10 miles S.E. of Pallas. (-0.5; +.08).
Below is an enlarged scan of the flare area. I have lightened it up somewhat in order to reveal details.
And finally, here is a group picture of ALPO members attending the 1955 Miami Astronomical League convention, at which Dr. Stuart gave me the print.
|Left to right: David Meisel, (unknown), Steadman Thompson,
Raymond Graham, Dan Albritton, Lenny Abbey, Bill Shawcross, Bob Wright,
Downey Funck, Dr. Leon Stuart, "Doc" Gant.
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