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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View STS033-76-43.JPG 41049640480 No No ISD 1
View STS033-76-43.TIF 616417217941603 No Yes ReefBase 1Color adjusted
View STS033-76-43_2.TIF 2049017426852543 No No ReefBase 1
View STS033-76-43.JPG 481957540623 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS033-76-43.JPG 14703429211063 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS033-76-43.TIF 5033881240964096 No No

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Mission: STS033 Roll: 76 Frame: 43 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS33
Country or Geographic Name: SEYCHELLES
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)


Camera Tilt: 30
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: 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


The 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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