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IdentificationMission: STS033 Roll: 76 Frame: 60 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS33
Country or Geographic Name: INDIA
Features: PALK BAY
Center Point: Latitude: 9.0 Longitude: 79.5 (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: 0
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: 5 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19891124 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 081716 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 9.0, Longitude: 79.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: 222 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 145 nautical miles (269 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 50 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 22
CaptionsPamban island in the Gulf of Mannar. This region has some of the most important coral reefs off the mainland coast of India [STS033-76-60, 1989].
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