Processed images from the Zond 3 mission
Here are processed images from the Zond 3 mission. These are the first clear images from the Moon's far side, obtained in 1965.
The original images (and extensive information) can be found here: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?sc=1965-056A, www.mentallandscape.com/C_CatalogMoon.htm.
Processing consisted on removal of vertical and horizontal image stripes and noise reduction. Parts with missing data were painted with a uniform gray and the black sky background painted black.
Partial mosaics were created using some frame sequences. Spacecraft movement requires some reprojection of the images in order to create a global mosaic. This was done in the "all frames mosaic", were all returned images were used to increase area coverage and improve signal-to-noise ratio of the final image.
Scanning 1100 & 67 lines Frames 29 possible total frames, 27 obtained, 26 transmited
Transmission Digital pulse-position modulation Objective 106 mm