Return to Earth From Space Home
Earth from Space logo Image Information Earth from Space logo

Display a Screen Layout for Printing

IMAGE: gray corner       IMAGE: gray corner
  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS051-76-93 Date: Sep. 1993
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA
Feature: GREGORY SALT L., DESERT

Ordering information for space photography
 
IMAGE: gray corner     IMAGE: gray corner

Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner
  View Low-Resolution Image  
  STS051-076-093 Gregory Lake, Western Australia, Australia September 1993
Lake Gregory, the main body of the lake appears bluish-turquoise in the center of the picture, is a saline, inland drainage lake which has a fairly regular inflow of water. This drainage feature is located in northeastern Western Australia between the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert. The lake is considered to be a permanent lake and as such serves as a major migratory stop-over area for a variety of shorebirds. The lake also provides a major breeding habitat of several species of water birds, including cormorants and terns. The multi-braided channels (upper right) that feed water into Lake Gregory from the northeast is part of the Sturt Creek drainage system. There appears to be an excess of standing water in the channels (muddy-looking, yellowish) north and west of the main part of the lake. The surrounding landscape is one of grasslands with numerous sand ridges (thin, dark, paralleling lines on the left side of the image) visible.
 
Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 273k
Mission: STS051  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 93
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: GREGORY SALT L., DESERT  
Center Lat x Lon: 20S x 127.5E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 199309__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: LAKE, SEDIMENT, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
Photo is not associated with any sequences


NASA Human
Space Flight
NASA
Home Page
JSC
Home Page
NASA
Image eXchange
JSC Digital
Image Collection
Earth Sciences &
Image Analysis

One of our servers is down, causing Image Detective and requesting of original imagery to not work, as well as causing photos database queries to take longer than usual.