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IdentificationMission: STS033 Roll: 76 Frame: 43 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS33
Country or Geographic Name: SEYCHELLES
Features: PROVIDENCE I., CERF I.
Center Point: Latitude: -9.0 Longitude: 51.0 (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: 30
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: 30 (26-50)
GMT Date: 19891124 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 080843 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -7.2, Longitude: 51.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 168 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 188 nautical miles (348 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 76 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 21
CaptionsThe bank of shallow water around Providence and Cerf Islands has the appearance of a true platform reef, although recent studies have shown that there is very little living coral on its seaward margins, while the surface is dominated by seagrass [STS033-76-43, 1989].
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