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File NameFile Size (bytes)WidthHeightAnnotatedCroppedPurposeComments
View STS61A-40-70.JPG 41294640480 No No ISD 1
View STS61A-40-70.TIF 1173087826032569 No Yes ReefBase 1Color adjusted
View STS61A-40-70_2.TIF 2016886626002585 No No ReefBase 1
View STS61A-40-70.JPG 604673540702 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS61A-40-70.JPG 19882709091181 Yes Yes Publisher RequestWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs Publication
View STS61A-40-70.TIF 6988985648004853 No No

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Mission: STS61A Roll: 40 Frame: 70 Mission ID on the Film or image: 61-A
Country or Geographic Name: PHILIPPINES
Center Point: Latitude: 7.0 Longitude: 124.5 (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: 10
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.


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


GMT Date: 19851105 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 002536 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 7.3, Longitude: 124.1 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southeast
Sun Azimuth: 117 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 175 nautical miles (324 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 39 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 85


Bongo Island lies sufficiently far from the major riverine sedimentation associated with the adjacent areas of Mindanao to allow fringing reefs to develop [STS61A-40-70, 1985].

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