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IdentificationMission: STS108 Roll: 717 Frame: 85 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS108
Country or Geographic Name: NICARAGUA
Features: GULF OF FONSECA, MANGROVES, SEDIMENT
Center Point Latitude: 13.0 Center Point Longitude: -87.5 (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: 47
Camera Focal Length: 110mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5069 : Kodak Elite 100S, E6 Reversal, Replaces Lumiere, Warmer in tone vs. Lumiere.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 20011213 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 182704 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 9.3, Longitude: -86.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 199 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 209 nautical miles (387 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 56 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 124
For decades, astronauts on space missions have documented land use changes
Apart from the shrimp farms, the other prominent feature on these images is
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