Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. We've got a groovy TV picture.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Is the focus good enough, Joe, that you can see all the glittering debris?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

We've seen some debris, Fred. The booster itself is a little bit bright. What's your f-stop?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Why don't you go up a click and let us have a look at that.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You're at 44 now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Let's stay there for now and I assume you're in peak.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Recommend RATE 2 on the BMAGs.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

As you might know, Joe, I've got the center seat, again and I can't see a thing.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I gave him the TV monitor.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, I'm going to be moving the TV directly. I'm going to pull it out of this bracket, Jim.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Did you call?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Roger. I'm going to be moving the TV to get a better shot here—moving it out of this bracket.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. It's just beginning to cut off at the bottom, but it's still a very good picture.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's a good picture, Fred.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, we are just about there. About 10 more feet now.

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Fred Haise (LMP)

Everything looks pretty good down in the S-IVB, too. The shroud still looks intact down there.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Good deal. There is really quite a bit of detail on this picture.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We've got two—two barber poles.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You should be able to see down into the portion of the IU right now, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Fred, Houston. We'd like to try going to AVERAGE on the TV for a minute or so.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You've got AVERAGE, and a little yellow dust cap just floated by in front of us.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Yes. We see it at the top of the screen.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Fred, after a few minutes of this, at your convenience, we could use some interior shots if you get the time and if the lighting is good.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, 13, Houston. The S-IVB vent times are nominal as in the flight plan within a few seconds.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We're hard docked, Houston.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand. Good deal. Fred, one more thing on the TV. If you could come to f:22 again —

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You've got f:22 again.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, Fred will handle the camera as we go through the postdocking checklist.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Joe. I am pointing it over toward Jack, and it's pretty bright with the Earth out that window. Is that sort of washing out the picture here?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

No, Fred, it's not. We've got a bright spot where the window is. The rest of you are semi-silhouetted. It's a pretty impressive picture.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

For Fred. The IOS [?] has caught you with the fuel cell reactant values in latch again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And we have word that the propellant usage for T&D was nominal.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, what is nominal, please?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Well, I didn't ask that yet, Jack; stand by one.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Fred, this is Houston. Over.