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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS008-43-2172 Date: na 1983
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-NT

STS008-43-2172 Reynolds Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia September 1983
Located north of the Macdonnell Mountain Ranges in south central Northern Territory, two smaller ranges are barely discernible in this low oblique, southwest looking picture. Drainage patterns (lighter-colored, linear features) that only intermittently carry water in this desert environment can be traced across the landscape from the flanks of the Reynolds Ranges (northwest-southeast aligned feature near center of image) as some creeks flow north and others flow generally to the south. The Stuart Bluff Range is a very narrow ridgeline that can be identified immediately north of the dry lakebed (highly reflective feature at the top of the image). The small, dark areas within the dry lake suggest that some type of plant life exists at the time this picture was acquired. The very dark area near the eastern margin of the dry lake may be standing water.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 291k
Mission: STS008  
Roll - Frame: 43 - 2172
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-NT  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.5S x 132.5E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 95  
Date: 1983____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
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:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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