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IdentificationMission: 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:
CameraCamera Tilt: 19
Camera Focal Length: 100mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 40 (26-50)
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
CaptionsThis 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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