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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS035-81-103 Date: Dec. 1990
Geographic Region: ATLANTIC OCEAN I(S).

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  STS035-081-103 Ascension Island, Atlantic Ocean December 1990
Located in the middle of the south Atlantic Ocean, Ascension Island (latitude 8 degrees south) is one of the few surface manifestations of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. A British possession populated by fewer than 1000, this small volcanic island measures approximately 9 miles (14 kilometers) in length and 6 miles (10 kilometers) in width. The highest point on the island, Green Mountain, which reaches 2817 feet (860 meters) above sea level, is an extinct volcanic crater located near the southeast coast. Georgetown, the only settlement, is on the west side of the island. Ascension was discovered by Portuguese navigator Joao da Nova on Ascension Day 1501, thereby providing the island its name. American engineers constructed an airfield on the island's southwest side during World War II, and the facility was used as a refueling base for selected transatlantic flights.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 137k
Mission: STS035  
Roll - Frame: 81 - 103
Geographical Name: ATLANTIC OCEAN I(S).  
Center Lat x Lon: 8S x 14.4W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 101  
Date: 19901208   YYYYMMDD
Time: 161803   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 6.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 15.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 246   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 184   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: OCEAN  
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