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View STS033-73-61.JPG 46584640480 No No ISD 1
View STS033-73-61.JPG 343816427352819 No ReefBase 1
View STS033-73-61.TIF 1508242026192591 No Yes ReefBase 1Color adjusted
View STS033-73-61.JPG 352450540486 Coral Reef Atlas Publication
View STS033-73-61.JPG 500711719021713 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS033-73-61.TIF 6912850848004800 No No

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Mission: STS033 Roll: 73 Frame: 61 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS33
Country or Geographic Name: NEW CALEDONIA
Center Point: Latitude: -20.5 Longitude: 164.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: Yes (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)


Camera Tilt: 6
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.


Film Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)


GMT Date: 19891123 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 224628 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -20.9, Longitude: 164.1 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 95 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 232 nautical miles (430 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 61 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 15


The world's second largest barrier reef encircles Grande Terre [STS033-73-61, 1989].

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