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STS068-252-50

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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View STS068-252-50.JPG 19406640480 No No ISD 1
View STS068-252-50.TIF 322978818041610 No Yes ReefBase 1Color adjusted
View STS068-252-50_2.TIF 484356825322566 No No ReefBase 1
View STS068-252-50.JPG 422362540702 Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS068-252-50.JPG 13666429091181 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS068-252-50.TIF 6945685248004823 No No

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Identification

Mission: STS068 Roll: 252 Frame: 50 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS68
Country or Geographic Name: TONGA
Features: VAVA'U GROUP
Center Point: Latitude: -18.5 Longitude: -174.0 (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: P-18 JNC Map ID: 73

Camera

Camera Tilt: 41
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5046 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base.

Quality

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

Nadir

GMT Date: 19941009 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 013921 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -16.9, Longitude: -174.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 284 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 112 nautical miles (207 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 55 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 140

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The Vava'u Islands and reefs in nothern Tonga [STS068-252-50, 1994].

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