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IdentificationMission: STS068 Roll: 258 Frame: 45 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS68
Country or Geographic Name: SOCIETY ISLANDS
Features: UTUROA ISLAND
Center Point: Latitude: -16.5 Longitude: -151.5 (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: N-20 JNC Map ID: 74
CameraCamera Tilt: 29
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: 5 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19941009 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 234739 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -16.0, Longitude: -152.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southeast
Sun Azimuth: 286 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 111 nautical miles (206 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 61 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 155
CaptionsA barrier reef with broad reef flats has developed around Uturoa, Society Islands. Some of the channels through the barrier reef can be seen to correspond to inlets and river mouths of the adjacent island, a common occurence on some barrier reefs [STS068-258-45, 1994].
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