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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-749-13 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-T
Feature: FLINDERS ISLAND

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  STS081-749-013 Cape Barren Island, Tasmania, Australia January 1997
The Furneaux Group of islands, consisting of over 40 islands, extends northward from the northeast tip of Tasmania. The relationship of the three largest islands: Flinders (top center), Cape Barren (lower center), and Clarke (bottom center), with numerous smaller islands can be seen in this near-nadir view. Flinders Island is separated from Clarke Island by Armstrong Channel and Kent Bay. The surface topography is mountainous throughout the islands. Several granite peaks exceed 2000 feet (610 m) with many other peaks higher than 1300 feet (400 m) above sea level. The only major exception to the rugged mountains is along the east coast of Flinders Island where a broad, sandy plain prevails. The east coasts of Flinders and Cape Barren Islands also have coastal lagoons. Elevation differences coupled with varying rainfall amounts on the islands supports a variety of soil types and vegetation species. The vegetated landscape (darker areas) consists of grasslands, shrub land, woodland, and even forests. STS81-749-014 provides an entire view of Flinders Island.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 379k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 749 - 13
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-T  
Features: FLINDERS ISLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 40S x 148.0E
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=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: 199701__   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: ISLAND, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: BAY, CHANNEL  
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