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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-85-66 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: INDIAN OCEAN

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  STS056-085-066 Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, Australia April 1993
The Rowley Shoals, located approximately 170 miles (275 kilometers) off the northwest coast of Western Australia, offer a unique opportunity to dive or snorkel in a pristine coral reef ecosystem. The warm tropical waters in this part of the Indian Ocean have created a favorable habitat for large schools of fish and the formation of vivid colored coral colonies. Game fish, notably sailfish, are also abundant. These pear shaped coral atolls are spaced evenly near the edge of the Australian continental shelf. They include inner lagoons that range from 33 to 66 feet (10 to 20 meters) deep, the surrounding reefs, and sand cays. From southwest to northeast (bottom to top) the names of these three structures are Imperieuse Reef, Clerke Reef, and Mermaid Reef. Imperieuse Reef covers an area of approximately 65 square miles (169 square kilometers).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 205k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 66
Geographical Name: INDIAN OCEAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 17.5S x 119.5E
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: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 62  
Date: 19930412   YYYYMMDD
Time: 020904   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 16.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 119.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 50   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Water Views: OCEAN, REEF  
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