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IdentificationMission: STS035 Roll: 76 Frame: 44 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS35
Country or Geographic Name: AUSTRALIA-WA
Features: COAST-NINGALOO REEF
Center Point Latitude: -22.0 Center Point Longitude: 114.0 (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: 41
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)
NadirGMT Date: 19901208 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 052933 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -21.4, Longitude: 116.7 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 261 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 188 nautical miles (348 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 70 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 94
CaptionsSTS035-76-44 North West Cape, Western Australia, Australia December 1990
This sizable peninsula forms the western border for the Exmouth Gulf of northwest Western Australia. A line of low mountains, known as the Cape Range, extends along the spine or north-south axis of the peninsula. Maximum elevation in these low mountains is 1099 feet (335 meters) above sea level. Some of the lighter colored, angular-looking designs indicate that the vegetative cover, mainly grasslands, has been modified by fires. The clearly defined Ningaloo Reef system borders the west coast of the peninsula.
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