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Mission: ISS010 Roll: E Frame: 14618 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS010
Country or Geographic Name: EGYPT
Center Point: Latitude: 22.5 Longitude: 32.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)


Camera Tilt: 54
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.


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


GMT Date: 20050123 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 095135 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 26.7, Longitude: 33.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 178 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 188 nautical miles (348 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 44 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3292


ISS010-E-14618 (23 January 2005) --- Egypt's Lake Nasser, centered roughly at 22.64 degrees north latitude and 32.45 degrees east longitude, was captured with an electronic still camera by the Expedition 10 crew onboard the International Space Station. Sunglint on the lake makes it more easily visible.

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