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IdentificationMission: STS033 Roll: 75 Frame: 92 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS33
Country or Geographic Name: MAURITIUS
Features: CARGADOS CARAJOS SHOALS
Center Point: Latitude: -16.5 Longitude: 59.5 (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:
CameraCamera Tilt: 27
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: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19891125 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 053529 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -17.1, Longitude: 61.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 102 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 239 nautical miles (443 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 60 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 35
CaptionsIn addition to the main islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, Mauritius also administers a large area of remote reefs, notably the Carajos Bank [STS033-75-92, 1989].
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