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STS030-71-9

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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View STS030-71-9.JPG 27552640480 No No ISD 1
View STS030-71-9.JPG 353561027272789 No ReefBase 1
View STS030-71-9.TIF 1708474626312591 No Yes ReefBase 1Color adjusted
View STS030-71-9.JPG 466518540692 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS030-71-9.JPG 16139669211181 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS030-71-9.TIF 4906880040484040 No No
View STS030-71-9_2.TIF 8160647452405191 No No

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Identification

Mission: STS030 Roll: 71 Frame: 9 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS30
Country or Geographic Name: MEXICO
Features: BAJA CALIFORNIA
Center Point: Latitude: 24.5 Longitude: -110.5 (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: JNC Map ID:

Camera

Camera Tilt: 9
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: 0 (0-10)

Nadir

GMT Date: 19890504 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 233155 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 24.1, Longitude: -110.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 275 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 161 nautical miles (298 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 30 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 4

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Bahia La Paz, in the south of Baja California. Althought there are important marine communities and some corals, true reef development is highly limited [STS030-71-9, 1989].

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