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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS046-77-31 Date: Aug. 1992
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

STS046-77-31 Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia August 1992
The Great Barrier Reef is a complex assemblage of hundreds of individual coral reefs that extend along the Queensland coast of Australia for approximately 1200 miles (2000 kilometers). The reefs in this photograph, some of the largest within the Great Barrier Reef province, are located along the eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula, near the northern end of the largest and longest coral formation in the world. Many of the reefs are named--the large reef, approximately 13 miles (20 kilometers) from the coast, is Magpie Reef; the large reef south of Magpie is Heoge Reef. (Refer to STS059-L22-35 for a synoptic photograph and additional information about the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.) Red mine waste from iron or aluminum mining.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 89k
Mission: STS046  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 31
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Center Lat x Lon: 14S x 144.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 50   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 120  
Date: 19920808   YYYYMMDD
Time: 025557   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 13.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 141.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 354   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 124   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLAND  
Water Views: SEA, REEF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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