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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-37-18 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA

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  STS61A-37-0018 Hinds (Dry) Lake, Western Australia, Australia November 1985
Several different looking dry lake beds and ephemeral stream channels are visible throughout the scene in this semiarid region northeast of Perth in southwestern Western Australia. Lake Hinds, the small, oval-shaped, light colored feature near the lower right corner of the picture, helps to locate the many drainage patterns north, northeast of the lake. These drainage features display at least three different color schemes and shapes that include highly reflective, whitish-looking areas to more subtle, partially vegetated surfaces that tends to blend into the surrounding landscape. A string of several, small dry lakes (small, round white areas) is observed near the center of the picture. The regular rectangular patterns surrounding the rivers and lakes are probably irrigated fields patterns, where some type of dry land farming is being practiced.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 361k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 37 - 18
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: LAKE HINDS  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.5S x 116.5E
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: 37   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 21  
Date: 19851101   YYYYMMDD
Time: 003754   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 114.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 82   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 179   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
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