APOLLO 12 - Ocean of Storm
Apollo 12, Ocean of Storms, EVA 1, 19 November 1969, frames A12-46-6717 and A12-46-6718. Pete Conrad is on the ladder. We can see his RCU, hose connections and checklist. Note that his OPS antenna is up. The porch and the lunar surface below are reflected in his visor. Al is taking the picture by holding the camera upside-down, at knee height, and is guessing at the pointing.
Apollo 12, Ocean of Storms, EVA 1, 19 November 1969, frames A12-46-6738 to A12-46-6740. Panorama taken by Pete Conrad of the landing site looking East. The S-band antenna is almost lost in the sun glare on the right, the Sun's elevation is about 7.6 degrees. Behind the LM is Surveyor crater.
Apollo 12, Ocean of Storms, EVA 1, 19 November 1969, frames A12-46-6746 to A12-46-6751. Panorama taken by Pete Conrad during EVA 1 showing the deep shadow on the eastern wall of Surveyor Crater on the left. The sunlit solar panels of Surveyor III is barely visible on the wall of the crater (see enhanced portion of this panorama). Al Bean is working at the MESA. Between frame AS12-46-6749 and frame A12-46-6750, Al moved behind the S-Band antenna making him appearing twice in this panorama. The white blanket visible between the S-Band antenna and the US flag is the S-Band antenna cover.
Apollo 12, Ocean of Storms, EVA 1, 19 November 1969, frames A12-46-6776 to A12-46-6780. Panorama taken by Pete Conrad showing the southeast face of the Descent Stage with the doors to the Scientific Equipment (SEQ) Bay doors closed and the plutonium fuel cask in its upright, stowed position. Al Bean is taking photographs of the plus-Y footpad, possibly AS12-47-6906. The TV camera is at the right-hand side of the picture and the S-Band antenna is visible beyond the plus-Y (north) strut.
Apollo 12, Ocean of Storms, EVA 1, 19 November 1969, frames A12-47-6961, A12-47-6961 and A12-47-6979 to A12-47-6981. Panorama taken by Al Bean showing the south face of the Descent Stage with the doors to the Scientific Equipment (SEQ) Bay doors closed. There is a good view of the RTG fuel cask on the left while, on the right, Pete is working at the MESA.. The S-band antenna, US flag, solar wind detector and TV are visible at the right-hand side of the picture.
Apollo 12, Ocean of Storms, EVA 1, 19 November 1969, frames A12-47-6984 to A12-47-6990. Very similar Panorama taken by Al Bean during EVA 1 about two hours after the one taken by Pete Conrad (A12-46-6746 to A12-46-6751). The vantage point is much closer to the LM as it can be shown by the location of the S-Band antenna cover. Note that the cover was not moved between the two panoramas as the rocks close to it are identical
Apollo 12, Ocean of Storms, EVA 2, 20 November 1969, frames A12-48-7100, 7102, 7103, 7110, 7114 to 7116, 7120 and 7151. Reconstitutionn of a high definition complete picture of Surveyor III using close-up pictures taken by Alan Bean. The Surveyor landed on a slope and bounced and slid a short way before coming to rest. Visual evidence comes from the left-hand footpad, which is dug into the soil, and the foreground footpad, which made two distinct imprints nearer us before coming to rest. An improbable view of the Surveyor III and Intrepid was possible using frame A12-48-7151.
Apollo 12, Ocean of Storms, EVA 2, 20 November 1969, frames A12-48-7133 and A12-48-7136. The famous picture that Alan Bean and Pete Conrad wanted to take using an auto timer. Unfortunatly the timer was in a rock bag and they didn't find it because of the dust. Each astronaut took a picture of the other at the Surveyor III spacecraft and both pictures were assembled in this montage.
Apollo 12, Ocean of Storms, EVA 2, 20 November 1969, frames A12-48-7143 to A12-48-7147. Frame A12-48-7143 was taken during a first panorama of Surveyor Crater taken by Alan Bean from the vantage point of Block Crater and shows LM Intrepid. Al Bean then stepped to his right to take a second left-to-right partial pan of Block Crater and Surveyor Crater. The first and second frames (A12-48-7144 and 45) show Surveyor III at top center. Above Surveyor III we can see some of the tracks that Pete Conrad and Alan Bean made as they started down into the crater toward the Surveyor (darker grey line starting above Surveyor III and going right).