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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS080-750-76 Date: Dec. 1996
Geographic Region: TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO
Feature: RANGIROA ATOLL, REEFS

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  STS080-750-76 Rangiroa Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago November 1996
The largest of the atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago, Rangiroa Atoll can be seen in this north-looking view. The Tuamotu Archipelago comprises 78 low islands or atolls scattered over hundreds of miles (kilometers) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. It is the world’s most extensive atoll archipelago. Rangiroa Atoll is 42 miles (78 km) long and 16 miles (24 km) wide and is the second largest atoll in the world. The largest atoll in the world is Kwajajein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Rangiroa Atoll has an irregular, elongated shape. The atoll is world famous for its unsurpassed scuba diving and has some of the clearest waters in the world.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 358k
Mission: STS080  
Roll - Frame: 750 - 76
Geographical Name: TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO  
Features: RANGIROA ATOLL, REEFS  
Center Lat x Lon: 15S x 147.5W
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: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 178  
 
Date: 19961201   YYYYMMDD
Time: 020916   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 15S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 146.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 253   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 194   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ATOLL  
Water Views: REEF, LAGOON, OCEAN  
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