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STS027-32-34

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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View STS027-32-34.JPG 48207640480 No No ISD 1
View STS027-32-34.JPG 472589634103350 ReefBase pilot
View STS027-32-34.JPG 273855540335 Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS027-32-34.JPG 368240419021181 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS027-32-34.TIF 6912831248004800 No No

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Identification

Mission: STS027 Roll: 32 Frame: 34 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS27
Country or Geographic Name: FIJI ISLANDS
Features: VITI LEVU
Center Point: Latitude: -17.5 Longitude: -178.5 (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:

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Camera Tilt: 19
Camera Focal Length: 100mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.

Quality

Film Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 40 (26-50)

Nadir

GMT Date: 19881202 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 190102 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -16.4, Longitude: -179.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southeast
Sun Azimuth: 108 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 241 nautical miles (446 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 23 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3

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This broad view shows northern Viti Levu and western Vanua Levu, including the complex platform reef structures along the northern shores of both islands [STS027-32-34, 1988].

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