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IdentificationMission: 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:
CameraCamera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 100mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5046 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 15 (11-25)
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
CaptionsNuevitas 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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