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IdentificationMission: ISS016 Roll: E Frame: 27168 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS016
Country or Geographic Name: USA-NEVADA
Features: LAS VEGAS AREA AT NIGHT
Center Point Latitude: 36.1 Center Point Longitude: -115.1 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
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ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: 48
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: N1: Nikon D1
Film: 2000E : 2000 x 1312 pixel CCD, RGBG imager color filter.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 20080204 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 074528 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 32.9, Longitude: -114.3 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 355 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 181 nautical miles (335 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: -74 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 740
CaptionsLas Vegas, Nevada, USA at night. The “Vegas Strip” of casinos and hotels – reputed to be the brightest spot on Earth – stands out in the center of the image due both to brightness and diversity of light colors.
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