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    Surveyor 7

    http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/view/M150598504R#
    The above link is a strip from LRO of the north rim of Tycho. Center of the image is Long. 348.52, Lat. -40.95. Surveyor 7 landed at Long. 348.59, Lat. -41.01. If the figures I have are correct, then Surveyor 7 should be somewhere near the center of the strip. Perhaps someone with better eyes or better computer can spot it. Warning: There are lots of small boulders that look like what I would expect a Surveyor to look like, so take care and good luck.

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    I think I have it. It's near the bottom.

    Maybe.

    I like the fractal nature of the Moon. You zoom in and it doesn't look much different to the wide shot.

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    I had no trouble locating the million or so boulders but I can't see the surveyor, maybe I need specks.

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    Love to see Surveyor 4 intact on the surface!
    Went silent 2 minutes before landing.
    Surveyor 5 was sent to the same spot but
    no remains seen

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    I downloaded the image so that I could sweep it in a controlled manner.

    If my calculations are correct, the nominal landing site is about 3500 pixels below and 3080 pixels to the right of the center of the image. But the image is only 5072 pixels wide. The entire area I would want to look at is off the edge of the image.

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    I must correct myself after consulting my
    little book, Moon, Mars and Venus. It was
    Surveyor 6 that was directed to the same
    spot as Surveyor 4. I note that Surveyor 5
    was about 20 miles from Apollo 11. Just
    out of walking distance! Or driving distance.


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    Found it! In the middle of the strip is an impact melt pond. Just to the left of the southern tip is a fairly large crater. About half way from the crater to the edge of the strip. You can't see the lander, but it is casting a distinctive shadow. When I first looked, I was looking for something that would look like a boulder. The shadow cast by the lower spacecraft buss and the mast with solar panels is clearly visible.

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    I see the shadow you're describing and it's hard to imagine a boulder doing that.

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    I found it but I cheated - used this image for help.

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