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NM23-729-782

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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View NM23-729-782_2.TIF 774970826222607 Yes ReefBase 1
View NM23-729-782.TIF 1364118425862579 No Yes ReefBase 1
View NM23-729-782.JPG 223498540335 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View NM23-729-782.JPG 247822819021181 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View NM23-729-782.TIF 4746829640443912 No No
View NM23-729-782_2.TIF 7923153451125166 No No

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Identification

Mission: NM23 Roll: 729 Frame: 782 Mission ID on the Film or image: NM23
Country or Geographic Name: CUBA
Features: NUEVITAS BAY
Center Point: Latitude: 21.5 Longitude: -77.0 (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

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

Quality

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

Nadir

GMT Date: 19970415 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 185308 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 5.1, Longitude: 88.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 37 (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

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Nuevitas Bay in northeast Cuba. The fringing reefs offshore are clearly visible, while there are important mangrove communities around the lagoon [NM23-729-782, 1997].

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