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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS049-71-85 Date: May 1992

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  STS049-071-085 Salomon Islands, Chagos Archipelago May 1992
The coral atolls of the Salomon Islands can be seen in this near-nadir view. Part of the Northern Chagos Archipelago, the Salomon Islands are approximately 250 miles (400 km) south of the Maldive Islands in the central Indian Ocean. Blenheim Reef is visible between the bottom center and the center of the image. La Passe, Boddam, and Takamaka Atolls are discernible near the center of the image. Yeye Island is visible near the upper right of the image. All of these atolls are inhabited.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 270k
Mission: STS049  
Roll - Frame: 71 - 85
Geographical Name: CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO  
Center Lat x Lon: 5S x 72.5E
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: 33   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: 5  
Date: 19920508   YYYYMMDD
Time: 065139   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 6.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 71.2E  
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: 159   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ATOLL, ISLAND  
Water Views: REEF  
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