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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View STS050-97-65.JPG 41728640480 No No ISD 1
View STS050-97-65.TIF 2124914626462676 No Yes ReefBase 2
View STS050-97-65.JPG 560966540737 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS050-97-65.JPG 18072859091240 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS050-97-65.TIF 6976144448004844 No No

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Mission: STS050 Roll: 97 Frame: 65 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS50
Country or Geographic Name: INDONESIA
Center Point: Latitude: -0.5 Longitude: 117.5 (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: L-11 JNC Map ID:


Camera Tilt: 23
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.


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


GMT Date: 19920630 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 063618 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 0.2, Longitude: 116.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southeast
Sun Azimuth: 307 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 160 nautical miles (296 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 49 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 74


The Mahakam River produces vast quantities of sediment which inhibit coral reef development over a wide area [STS050-97-65, 1992].

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