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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS049-75-43 Date: May 1992
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q
Feature: GT. BARRIER REEF

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  STS049-75-43 Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia May 1992
Two separate reef zones are visible in this northeast view of the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The distinct, gently curving arc of the almost unbroken eastern line of coral barrier reefs stands out in contrast to the more randomly spaced coral colonies located on the shallow continental shelf off of the northeast tip of the Cape York Peninsula. This particular image of the Great Barrier Reef shows less than 5 percent (approximately 70 miles—113 kilometers—from the top edge of the frame to the bottom right corner) of the total latitudinal distance that the reef covers along the northeast coast of Queensland. The reef stretches from north-northwest to southeast for 1250 miles (2010 kilometers).
 
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Mission: STS049  
Roll - Frame: 75 - 43
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Features: GT. BARRIER REEF  
Center Lat x Lon: 10S x 144.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 19   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: 17  
 
Date: 19920509   YYYYMMDD
Time: 005511   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 10.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 144.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 36   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 169   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Water Views: REEF  
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