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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View NM23-729-780_2.TIF 675131425912585 Yes ReefBase 1
View NM23-729-780.TIF 941174626032575 No Yes ReefBase 1
View NM23-729-780.JPG 354533540589 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
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View NM23-729-780_2.TIF 8048357652155144 No No

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Mission: NM23 Roll: 729 Frame: 780 Mission ID on the Film or image: NM23
Country or Geographic Name: CUBA
Center Point: Latitude: 20.5 Longitude: -77.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: Yes (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: L-09 JNC Map ID:


Camera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 100mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5046 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base.


Film Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 15 (11-25)


GMT Date: 19970415 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 185250 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 6.0, Longitude: 87.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 34 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 210 nautical miles (389 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: -71 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 999


Golfo de Guacanayabo in southeast Cuba. Reef development in this shallow water has formed complex reticulated structures [NM23-729-780, 1997].

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