According to the folks at the George Observatory, the Gueymard Research Telescope was first commissioned in 1969 about the same time as Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon. I can imagine those young astronomy students at Louisiana State University turning the 36″ Tinsley Reflector towards the moon to catch a glimpse of history. Here’s an image as it might have been seen in the local Baton Rouge newspaper.
I processed the RAW file in Adobe Lightroom 2 using the “Antique Light” preset to give it that old newspaper look. It’s incredible how this software can make even totally blown-out highlights look good. Three cheers for Adobe!