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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS048-71-35 Date: Sep. 1991
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

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  STS048-071-035 Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia September 1991
From time to time, Shuttle-acquired photographs of northeastern Queensland show numerous smoke palls along this coastal region of Australia. These particular fires are burning in the Normanby Range north of the Rockhampton area. This small range of mountains has an average elevation of 1500 feet (450 meters) above sea level, with a few peaks that exceed 2000 feet (600 meters). Visible north of Shoalwater Bay, the small bay east of the mountains, are several small island groups, including the Percy Islands and the Duke Islands.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 93k
Mission: STS048  
Roll - Frame: 71 - 35
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.5S x 150.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 39   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 4  
Date: 19910913   YYYYMMDD
Time: 051851   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 148.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 295   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 294   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, HILL  
Water Views: BAY, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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