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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS051-101-52 Date: Sep. 1993
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

STS051-101-052 Hamilton River, Queensland, Australia September 1993
The Hamilton River is one of many ephermal streams that drains southward towards the interior of the Australian continent and specifically into the Simpson Desert of southwestern Queensland and part of the Northern territory. The multi-braided channels of a fairly broad floodplain of the Hamilton River display a typical appearance for many of the intermittently flowing rivers that traverse the flat to gently undulating terrain in this arid environment. Several light-colored (less-vegetated) erosional tributaries are visible along the southeastern side of the river. A short section of the drainage channels of the Burke River (dark lines) are visible in the upper left corner of the image and the headwaters area of Pot Jostler Creek which drains into the Diamantina River Basin is visible in the lower right corner of the picture.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 326k
Mission: STS051  
Roll - Frame: 101 - 52
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Center Lat x Lon: 23S x 140.5E
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: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 47  
Date: 19930915   YYYYMMDD
Time: 050714   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 23.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 142.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 299   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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