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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View STS055-96-S.JPG 37090640480 No No ISD 1
View STS055-96-S.TIF 458338820331679 No Yes ReefBase 1Color adjusted
View STS055-96-S_2.TIF 705077026392547 No No ReefBase 1
View STS055-96-S.JPG 189177540335 Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS055-96-S.JPG 255791819021181 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS055-96-S.TIF 6912744048004800 No No

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Mission: STS055 Roll: 96 Frame: S Mission ID on the Film or image: STS55
Country or Geographic Name: MARSHALL ISLANDS
Center Point: Latitude: 11.5 Longitude: 165.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: Yes (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)


Camera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: VELVI : Fuji, natural color positive, Velvia 50, CS 135-36, ASA 32, standard base.


Film Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 20 (11-25)


GMT Date: 1993____ (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: , Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: nautical miles (0 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number:


Bikini Atoll, with the crater in the reef flat from a nuclear test clearly visible in the lagoon edge of the reef flat to the northwest [STS055-96-S, 1993].

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