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IdentificationMission: STS026 Roll: 42 Frame: 87 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS26
Country or Geographic Name: TANZANIA
Features: RUFIJI RIVER DELTA
Center Point: Latitude: -8.0 Longitude: 39.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: No (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19881001 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 132716 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -6.7, Longitude: 40.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southwest
Sun Azimuth: 269 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 162 nautical miles (300 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 24 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 31
CaptionsThe Rufiji Delta, showing the large inputs of sediments, but also the important areas of mangrove forest [STS026-42-87, 1988].
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