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IdentificationMission: STS103 Roll: 731 Frame: 80 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS103
Country or Geographic Name: MAURITIUS
Center Point: Latitude: -20.5 Longitude: 57.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: 29
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5069 : Kodak Elite 100S, E6 Reversal, Replaces Lumiere, Warmer in tone vs. Lumiere.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19991224 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 050543 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -23.5, Longitude: 57.9 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 100 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 326 nautical miles (604 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 48 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 63
CaptionsMauritius has fringing reefs on most of its coastline, but also a barrier reef in the southeast [STS103-731-80, 1999].
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