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ISS016-E-27162

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Identification

Mission: ISS016 Roll: E Frame: 27162 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS016
Country or Geographic Name: USA-CALIFORNIA
Features: LONG BEACH HARBOR AT NIGHT
Center Point: Latitude: 33.7 Longitude: -118.2 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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Camera Tilt: 32
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: N1: Nikon D1
Film: 2000E : 2000 x 1312 pixel CCD, RGBG imager color filter.

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

Nadir

GMT Date: 20080204 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 074437 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 35.2, Longitude: -117.1 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southwest
Sun Azimuth: 347 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 180 nautical miles (333 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: -71 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 740

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Long Beach, California. The port facilities of Long Beach, California are illuminated with regularly spaced orange sodium vapor lights to support the round-the-clock operations of one of the world’s busiest commercial cargo ports.

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