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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS051-102-82 Date: Sep. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-HAWAII

STS051-102-082 Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii, U.S.A. September 1993
Mauna Kea Volcano [13 796 feet (4205 meters)], the highest point in the Hawaiian Islands, is featured in this near-vertical photograph. The volcano, near the northern end of the big island of Hawaii, is generally recognized to be 400 000 years old and is one of the youngest shield volcanoes in the chain of islands. Numerous small vent cinder cones are visible on the flanks of the main part of the volcano. Several dark lava flows (black pahoehoe basalt) from Mauna Loa Volcano, just south of Mauna Kea Volcano, appear at the bottom of the image. The large dark green area east of Mauna Kea appears to be undeveloped land with a greater concentration of vegetation covering the landscape.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 321k
Mission: STS051  
Roll - Frame: 102 - 82
Geographical Name: USA-HAWAII  
Center Lat x Lon: 20.0N x 155.5W
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: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 53  
Date: 19930915   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181143   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 154.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 98   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 28   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VOLCANO  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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