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ISS006-E-21591

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Identification

Mission: ISS006 Roll: E Frame: 21591 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS006
Country or Geographic Name: AURORA
Features: AURORA BOREALIS, RED & GREEN
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: 58mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.

Quality

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

Nadir

GMT Date: 20030202 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 042056 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 51.7, Longitude: -123.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: East
Sun Azimuth: 282 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 203 nautical miles (376 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: -31 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3994

Captions

An aurora profile—Green aurora extends upward from the Earth’s airglow layer in the photograph above. When red aurora is present, it usually extends above the green aurora. This image was taken with a 58 mm lens on February 2, 2003.

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