Lunar Orbiter Photo Gallery

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The Lunar Orbiter Photo Gallery can be accessed in the following ways:

The Lunar Orbiter Photo Gallery is an extensive collection of over 2,600 high- and moderate-resolution photographs produced by all five of the Lunar Orbiter missions. These photographs were taken in 1966–1967 to survey possible lunar landing sites and provide baseline imagery for geologic analysis of the lunar surface. The images were used to select the Apollo landing sites and to produce many of our existing lunar geologic maps. This photo gallery is the web's most comprehensive collection of Lunar Orbiter photography and supporting documents.

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Please visit the LPI's companion collections:

       Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon
       Apollo Image Atlas
       Apollo Surface Panoramas
       Consolidated Lunar Atlas of the Moon
       Ranger Photographs of the Moon
       Guide to Lunar Orbiter Photographs