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 #: STS61A-38-11 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-NSW
Feature: SYDNEY, COASTLINE, SUNGLINT

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

Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner
  View Low-Resolution Image  
  STS61A-38-0011 Sydney and Newcastle Area, Australia November 1985
This northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph shows the southeast Australian coast from just north of Newcastle southwestward through Sydney to near Wollongong (south corner of the photograph). The forest-covered, dissected plateau of the Great Dividing Range, west of the coastal areas and bounded on the east by abrupt escarpments, acts as a barrier between the coastal regions and the vast plains of the interior of Australia. Sydney, the largest city in Australia and the capital of New South Wales (a tan-gray area south of Broken Bay near the center of the photograph), is blessed with one of the world’s finest natural harbors. Sydney is Australia’s chief port and its cultural and industrial center. The city has abundant port facilities with a large container terminal, shipyards, oil refineries, chemical plants, textile mills, brass foundries, automobile assembly plants, electronics equipment facilities, food processing plants, and an active tourism industry. Sydney, the first penal colony in Australia, was founded in 1788 just north of Botany Bay. Newcastle, 100 miles (161 kilometers) northeast of Sydney at the mouth of the Hunter River, is the center of the largest coal mining area in Australia. Major industries of Newcastle (south of a large, crescent-shaped, yellow beach area) include steel mills, shipyards, chemical plants, fertilizer plants, synthetic textile plants, and cotton processing plants.
 
Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 104k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 38 - 11
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-NSW  
Features: SYDNEY, COASTLINE, SUNGLINT  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5S x 151.0E
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: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 35  
 
Date: 19851101   YYYYMMDD
Time: 215150   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 149.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 85   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 180   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, COAST, FOREST  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: SYDNEY  
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