The USA Fake Of The Moon Landings

juan juan.g71 at
Mon Dec 14 00:55:11 PST 2015

On Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:19:13 +0000 (UTC)
jim bell <jdb10987 at> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: juan <juan.g71 at>
> To: cypherpunks at
> Cc: jim bell <jdb10987 at>
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 11:14 PM
> Subject: Re: The USA Fake Of The Moon Landings
> On Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:56:08 +0000 (UTC)
> jim bell <jdb10987 at> wrote:
> [clipped]
> > One ostensible 'disproof' of the moon landing was the claim that the
> > video camera didn't show any stars in the moon's sky.  However, the
> > scenery seen in those shots (lunar soil; equipment; astronauts) was
> > extremely bright, somewhat like a beach in full sunlight.  The
> > contrast ratios of (non-silicon) video pickup tubes
> >    I think the objection is that the stars are missing on ordinary
> >    pictures shot using ordinary (super amazing military grade)
> >    film.
> Again, not surprising.  Take a picture of a (non-sun) star, with a
> small-lens camera (under 50 inch objective) and that star should
> appear as a point source of light, if the camera is well-focussed.
> Even then, the amount of light hitting that analog "pixel" is
> probably vastly lower than a camera aiming at a nearby surface
> illuminated by earth's Sun, as would be seen on the Moon by an
> astronaut taking a picture.

	Oh, ok. So in principle the stars were underexposed to the
	point of not showing up on film.

	On the other hand, if you point a camera at the sky, on the
	moon, during the lunar night, shouldn't you be able to

	What about radar resolution? Is it possible to track a 5 x 5 x
	5 m object from a distance of 350,000 kilometers? 

> "A release by Kodak showcased that most film has around 13 stops of
> dynamic range." That's a factor of about 8000. Jim Bell

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