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Mission: STS046 Roll: 88 Frame: 23 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS46
Country or Geographic Name: BRAZIL
Center Point: Latitude: Longitude: (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: N-26 JNC Map ID:


Camera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.


Film Exposure: Under Exposed
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 0 (0-10)


GMT Date: 19920802 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 191022 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -11.4, Longitude: -62.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: 303 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 232 nautical miles (430 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 38 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 35


Deforestation patterns, Rond“nia, Brazil

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