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IdentificationMission: STS51D Roll: 41 Frame: 3 Mission ID on the Film or image: S85 23
Country or Geographic Name: COMOROS
Features: MAYOTTE/MOZAMBIQUE CHAN
Center Point Latitude: -13.0 Center Point Longitude: 45.0 (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: N06 JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: 19
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 19850418 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 101921 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -14.1, Longitude: 44.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 320 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 206 nautical miles (382 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 58 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 92
CaptionsMayotte has a number of fringing reefs and is almost completely encircled by its barrier reef [STS51D-41-3, 1985].
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