Apollo 9 TV
Apollo 9 was equipped with a Westinghouse black and white slow scan lunar TV camera. It had a resolution of 320 lines and a frame rate of 10 fps and was the first use in space fo the camera.
There were two brief television transmissions
from the Lunar Module. Bill Wood (Goldstone Apollo) recently found
a NASA PAO released slow-scan photo from the 2nd Apollo 9 LM TV broadcast.
The comparison below illustrates the difference between the original slow scan TV (at right) and the scan converted recording of the TV available today.
A similar difference is also evident in the Apollo 11 scan converted TV.
The lower quality scan converted image is
at left. Click on each for larger versions.
Rusty Schweikart (left) and James McDivitt during the second TV broadcast from the Apollo 9 LM Spider.
The caption on the back of the (right hand) photo of the slow scan TV frame says it was taken at the Apollo Goldstone Tracking Station at 11:00am PST on March 6, 1969.
The left hand scan-converted image is a screen-capture by Bill Wood of the CBS-archive video (the only known recording)
via the Spacecraft Films Apollo 9 DVD set.