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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View STS065-84-92.JPG 41412640480 No No ISD 1
View STS065-84-92_2.TIF 650901423442625 No No ReefBase 1
View STS065-84-92.TIF 838965422562585 No Yes ReefBase 1Color adjusted
View STS065-84-92.JPG 452261540702 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS065-84-92.JPG 14401569091181 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS065-84-92.TIF 5033930440964096 No No

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Mission: STS065 Roll: 84 Frame: 92 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS65
Country or Geographic Name: MADAGASCAR
Center Point: Latitude: -23.5 Longitude: 43.5 (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: P-06 JNC Map ID: 82


Camera Tilt: 28
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5048 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100x/5048, ASA 100x, standard base.


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


GMT Date: 19940718 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 121700 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -22.9, Longitude: 44.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 310 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 163 nautical miles (302 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 26 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 157


One of the best known reefs in Madagascar is the Grand Recif, a barrier reef close to Tulear [STS065-84-92, 1994].

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