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IdentificationMission: STS055 Roll: 92 Frame: 3 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS55
Country or Geographic Name: SOUTH CHINA SEA
Features: PRATAS ISLAND, CORAL
Center Point Latitude: 20.5 Center Point Longitude: 117.0 (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-12 JNC Map ID: 38
CameraCamera Tilt: 29
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: VELVI : Fuji, natural color positive, Velvia 50, CS 135-36, ASA 32, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 19930427 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 043939 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 19.8, Longitude: 118.3 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northwest
Sun Azimuth: 236 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 162 nautical miles (300 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 80 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 10
CaptionsTung-Sha Atoll [STS055-92-3, 1993].
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