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IdentificationMission: STS038 Roll: 86 Frame: 105 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS38
Country or Geographic Name: CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO
Features: DIEGO GARCIA
Center Point Latitude: -7.5 Center Point Longitude: 72.5 (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: 11
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: 45 (26-50)
NadirGMT Date: 19901119 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 045552 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -7.9, Longitude: 72.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 115 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 130 nautical miles (241 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 59 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 52
CaptionsThe southernmost atoll of Diego Garcia includes a major US military base. This atoll is also notable for the narrow but clearly continuous island following the atoll rim [STS038-86-105, 1990].
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