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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS048-616-32 Date: Sep. 1991
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q
Feature: MORNINGTON ISLAND, COASTLINE

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  STS048-616-032 Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia September 1991
Mornington Island, the large island off the northwest coast of Queensland, is one of several that make up the group known as the Wellesley Islands. These islands are located along the southern end of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Ninety-five percent of Mornington Islandís population is Aboriginal. The general topography of the island is flat with the maximum elevation of 500 feet (150 meters). Several creeks and rivers converge (darker, dendritic pattern) near the coast (lower right) to form a sandy delta, immediately south of Bentinck Island (second largest island in scene). A significant band of brownish sediment can be seen hugging most of the coastline in the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 276k
Mission: STS048  
Roll - Frame: 616 - 32
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Features: MORNINGTON ISLAND, COASTLINE  
Center Lat x Lon: 17S x 139.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: RX
 
Camera Tilt: 49   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 50  
 
Date: 19910916   YYYYMMDD
Time: 051300   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 137.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 269   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 307   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, COAST  
Water Views: GULF, SEDIMENT  
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