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IdentificationMission: STS050 Roll: 82 Frame: 98 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS50
Country or Geographic Name: BAHAMAS
Features: CAICOS ISLANDS, TAIL
Center Point Latitude: 22.0 Center Point Longitude: -72.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: No (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: J-27 JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: 20
Camera Focal Length: 100mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 19920628 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 164429 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 22.9, Longitude: -72.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 77 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 163 nautical miles (302 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 88 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 49
CaptionsThe Caicos Bank. Much of the central bank is dominated by sand, but there are also important seagrass and mangrove communities [STS050-82-98, 1992].
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