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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS043-151-267 Date: Aug. 1991
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q
Feature: MACKAY, SHOALWATER BAY

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  STS043-151-267 Broad Sound, Queensland, Australia August 1991
The northeast coast of Queensland has a variety of bays, islands, and peninsulas that identify a unique coastline along the western boundary of the Capricorn Channel. This coastline has a variety of water discharge points where sediment has the potential to damage the Great Barrier Reef. The highly reflective water surface in Broad Sound shows a substantial quantity of sediment in this embayment. Even the sediment laden Keppel Bay (top center) suggests that the region in this synoptic view has experienced recent widespread precipitation causing the runoff into the coastal waters. The proximity of some of these discharge areas to the Great Barrier Reef that extends 1200 miles (1930 kilometers) is of environmental concern to keep the world’s largest reef system healthy and from being contaminated by sediments that could adversely effect the living coral of the reefs. Shoalwater Bay is the other V-shaped bay east of Broad Sound. The irregular-shaped, lighter colored feature near the bottom right corner of the image is muddy-looking Fairbaith Reservoir which is located southwest of the small town of Emerald. The darker landscape shows areas of low mountains that include the Connors, Broadsound, and Boomer Ranges.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 296k
Mission: STS043  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 267
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Features: MACKAY, SHOALWATER BAY  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.5S x 149.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 10   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 121  
 
Date: 19910810   YYYYMMDD
Time: 045849   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 149.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 308   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 165   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, COAST  
Water Views: BAY, SEDIMENT, RESERVOIR  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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