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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS083-749-28 Date: Apr. 1997
Geographic Region: USA-FLORIDA
Feature: ST. JOSEPH BAY, CANALS

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  STS083-749-028 Cape San Blas, Florida April, 1997
The Apalachicola Estuary complex and Cape San Blas can be seen in this east-northeast-looking low oblique view. The Apalachicola Estuary is a shallow coastal plain estuary or coastal lagoon that was formed nearly 10000 years ago. The present barrier island system has been in place for the last 5000 years. Just to the right of the center of the image is Saint Vincent Island, a national Wildlife Refuge that covers an area of 19 sq. miles (49 sq. km). Immediately to the right (east) of Saint Vincent is Saint George Island, a narrow barrier island consisting of numerous beaches, sandy coves, salt marshes, and pine and oak forests. To the left (west) of Saint Vincent Island are Cape San Blas and the Saint Joseph Peninsula. The Saint Joseph Peninsula has numerous white sand beaches, dune formations, and a forested interior. The Gulf of Mexico covers the bottom one-third of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 269k
Mission: STS083  
Roll - Frame: 749 - 28
Geographical Name: USA-FLORIDA  
Features: ST. JOSEPH BAY, CANALS  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 85.5W
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: 28   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 48  
 
Date: 19970407   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181209   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 85.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 198   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 159   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 68   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, DUNE, FOREST  
Water Views: GULF, SWAMP, RIVER, SEDIMENT, BAY  
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