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    Apollo 15 Training-Used Lunar Surface Bearing Determination Guide. An interesting two-sided device made of thick cardstock, overall 8" x 10.5", with an 8" diameter rotatable dial marked in degrees mounted on the front with a brass grommet along with a flip-up sight guide. Marked on the circular piece are the lunar landmarks "Hadley Delta", "Mount Hadley", "Hill 305", and "Bennett Hill". Titled "Sun Compass", the instructions on the front read: "1. Line pointer on target/ 2. Level compass/ 3. Set shadow angle/ 4. Read target bearing (3 readings)". This was used to plan a traverse away from the lunar module and to safely return as direction and distance are difficult to determine on the moon by the naked eye. The verso has a "Nominal Shadow Data" chart and notes the printing date as "6-18-71". Handwritten on both sides is the notation "LMS QTRS. (31)". Likely used by Scott and Irwin in field training at the Kennedy Space Center. A rare item. Good condition with an overall brownish toning from the glue used to assemble it. The back sheet is loose from the board but could easily be reattached.

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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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