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Mission: STS080 Roll: 707 Frame: 77 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS80
Country or Geographic Name: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Center Point: Latitude: 24.5 Longitude: 54.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: Yes (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)


Camera Tilt: 18
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5046 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base.


Film Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)


GMT Date: 19961122 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 071705 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 24.2, Longitude: 55.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 164 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 189 nautical miles (350 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 44 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 40


Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. These waters have some of the highest salinities in the Gulf, and wide areas are unsuitable for coral growth [STS080-707-77, 1996].

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