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IdentificationMission: STS068 Roll: 248 Frame: 44 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS68
Country or Geographic Name: SEYCHELLES
Features: ALDABRA ISLAND
Center Point: Latitude: -9.5 Longitude: 46.5 (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: JNC Map ID: 67
CameraCamera Tilt: 21
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5046 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 50 (26-50)
GMT Date: 19941008 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 105141 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -10.2, Longitude: 46.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 275 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 111 nautical miles (206 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 58 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 130
CaptionsAldabra Atoll is a raised atoll in the southwest Seychelles and a World Heritage Site. There are many unique species on land, including the last giant tortoises in the region, while the reefs are important and relatively pristine [STS068-248-44, 1994].
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