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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS043-608-38 Date: Aug. 1991
Geographic Region: JAPAN
Feature: ISHIGAKI ISLAND


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STS043-608-038 Ishigaki Island, Ryukyu Islands August 1991
The heavily populated island of Ishigaki in the southern Ryukyu Islands can be seen in the near-nadir looking view. As with all of the Ryukyu Islands, Ishigaki Island is the exposed top of a submarine mountain range and is volcanic in origin. Though some wooded hills can be seen on the island, Ishigaki is mostly flat with some slightly undulating terrain. Coral reefs surround most of the island. The city of Ishigaki is an agricultural center where sake and dried tuna are produced. The island of Iriomote is discernible at the bottom left of the image.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 288k
Mission: STS043  
Roll - Frame: 608 - 38
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: ISHIGAKI ISLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 24.5N x 124.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera:: RX
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
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:  
 
Date: 199108__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
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: ISLAND, HILL, PLAIN  
Water Views: REEF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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