I'm involved in a bit of a debate over the temperatures of different objects on the surface of the moon during the moon landings. I've seen it said that the cameras only had to survive around between -70 and 120 Celsius. I've also seen it said that the surface temperature of the space suits varied between a few hundred degrees in the light and - a few hundred in the dark. How is this temperature discrepancy possible? Am I just misunderstanding how the temperatures work?
Also, the camera values were for the camera/cameras used for the Apollo 11 mission.