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  1. #1 RED Epic and shooting on the surface of the Moon in 3D 
    Is it possible to use RED Epic on the Moon?

    I have compiled 3D image of the surface of the Moon using NASA's 2D images from the Apollo mission and decided to investigate if
    private journey to the Moon with RED Epic camera would be possible.

    Here is the 3D image (cross-eye). Note, that the 2D snapshots ware made using unshielded Hasselblad medium format film camera.

    May be the camera is immune to X-Ray radiation.

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    those were taken in the desert. what was it the mojave desert? or was it death valley....not on the moon.
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    I'm thinking that if you or anyone else can make a private trip to the moon happen Jim will probably be happy to create a radiation hardened version of the Epic. Especially if you retrieve any of the Hassleblads left behind. I think he'd like a couple of them for his camera collection :)
    http://www.petapixel.com/2011/06/15/...e-of-the-moon/
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    Accordint to some scientist, X-ray level on the moon is less than on the Earth so this is good news.

    http://www.mpe.mpg.de/xray/wave/rosa...ights/moon.php

    Now, the question is how RED Epic would perform under continous x-ray exposure and if IR and or UV filters would be required to get the best performance in visible spectrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Friday View Post
    those were taken in the desert. what was it the mojave desert? or was it death valley....not on the moon.
    NASA states that those are original and unedited HiRes genuine images shot on the Moon.
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    I think Johnny was jokingly (or not) referring to many of the conspiracy theories that proclaim the Apollo moon missions were faked. Most of these consist of speculation and guesses and have been debunked by actual science. As far as a private journey to the moon goes, you must be joking as well. The only country that has officially stated plans for a manned mission to the moon in the near term is China and they have been vague about the specific time table. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sc..._131861211.htm Well funded and closed society that China is, I seriously doubt they would allow a private individual to join such a mission.

    Jim is a very conscientious, proactive guy and surely adventurous. His company Oakley was sold to Luxottica in 2007 for $2.1B, but I doubt he got all that money for himself. Even if did it wouldn't go too far with regard to getting him or anybody else to the moon. According to Nasa.gov, "Answering President Kennedy's challenge and landing men on the moon by 1969 required the most sudden burst of technological creativity, and the largest commitment of resources ($24 billion), ever made by any nation in peacetime". According to http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ that cost today would be $150,656,566,757.49. If three guys could fit in the rocket, your share would only be about $50 billion give or take.

    It would seem that infrared light pollution or xray contamination would be one of the smallest practical challenges with your plan. I recommend a trip to the desert.

    On a separate note, if you converted that 2D NASA footprint image to 3D, you did a great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Friday View Post
    those were taken in the desert. what was it the mojave desert? or was it death valley....not on the moon.
    I wouldnt get saying that if i were you. Buzz feels strongly about it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wcrkxOgzhU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Goodman View Post
    On a separate note, if you converted that 2D NASA footprint image to 3D, you did a great job.
    No, those are not converted but simply aligned. Those images are accidental cha-cha type stereo pair and since there is no motion on the surface those seem to be perfect.

    On the private mission to the Moon, I was thinking about just a small probe large enough to carry a single RED Camera with stereoscopic adapter.

    I would built such craft completely out of my own pocket without asking for sponsorship or donations.

    Such 3D footage would surely compensate for my investments.
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    Here is another accidental cha-cha shot on the Moon:
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    Another concern is the vacuum of space. I think that RED Epic would need to enclosed in a atmospheric tight chamber because it contains electrolytic capacitors which would simply liked out the electrolyte in vacuumed environment.
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