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Photographing the Earth from the International Space Station

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ISS003-E-6430

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Identification

Mission: ISS003 Roll: E Frame: 6430 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS003
Country or Geographic Name: ASTRONOMICAL OBJECTS
Features: MOON
Center Point: Latitude: Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:

Camera

Camera Tilt:
Camera Focal Length: 800mm
Camera: E2: Kodak DCS460 Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.

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Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: (0-10)

Nadir

GMT Date: 20011005 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 230311 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -30.9, Longitude: 99.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: 95 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 208 nautical miles (385 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 1 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 438

Captions

Inspired by the nearly-full moon, space station astronauts used an 800 mm lens to study the craters and mare. This view, taken October 5, 2001, is centered on Crater Copernicus, surrounded by the Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Serenity and Sea of Tranquility), Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains), Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms) and Mare Nubium (Sea of Clouds). The bright crater and ejecta trails of Tycho dominate this near-side view. For scale, the crater of Tycho is 85 km in diameter.

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