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Mission: ISS022 Roll: E Frame: 66972 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS022
Country or Geographic Name: SUDAN
Center Point: Latitude: 14.7 Longitude: 26.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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


Camera Tilt: 7
Camera Focal Length: 12mm
Camera: N2: Nikon D2Xs
Film: 4288E : 4288 x 2848 pixel CMOS sensor, RGBG imager color filter.


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Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)


GMT Date: 20100217 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 080115 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 14.3, Longitude: 26.9 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 124 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 188 nautical miles (348 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 45 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 459


ISS022-E-066972 (17 Feb. 2010) --- This image is the first taken through a first of its kind ?bay window? on the International Space Station, the seven-windowed Cupola. The image shows the Sahara Desert spread out through the array of windows. The Cupola will house controls for the station robotics and will be a location where crew members can operate the robotic arms and monitor other exterior activities. The location of the image is in Sudan near Al Fashir. Center of the round window is looking at 14.68 degrees north latitude and 26.74 east longitude, recorded with a 12-24mm zoom lens.

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