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STS078-748-11

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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View STS078-748-11_2.TIF 563255026062611 No No ReefBase 1
View STS078-748-11.TIF 711878426382591 No Yes ReefBase 1Color adjusted
View STS078-748-11.JPG 370670540667 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS078-748-11.JPG 12309149091122 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS078-748-11.TIF 4798288439993999 No No

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Identification

Mission: STS078 Roll: 748 Frame: 11 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS78
Country or Geographic Name: BAHRAIN
Features: AL MANAMAH, AL MUHARRAQ
Center Point: Latitude: 26.0 Longitude: 50.5 (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: H-06 JNC Map ID: 35

Camera

Camera Tilt: 15
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5046 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base.

Quality

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

Nadir

GMT Date: 19960625 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 103107 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 25.4, Longitude: 50.3 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 271 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 146 nautical miles (270 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 65 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 78

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The island of Bahrain, together with platform reef structures. Active coral growth is limited to only small areas of these platforms [STS078-748-11, 1996].

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