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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS051-82-64 Date: Sep. 1993
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

STS051-082-064 Diamantina River, Queensland, Australia September 1993
The dendritic drainage patterns observed in this image show two distinct, paralleling drainage basins: the Diamantina River (the longer, gently curving river channel towards the top part of the image) and the Hamilton River (bottom center). Both of these generally southern drainage (when there is enough water to flow) systems are part of the much larger Great Artesian Basin of Australia. The Great Artesian Basin lies beneath a great expanse of grassy plains located west of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland. Unpredictability of rainfall and high evaporation rates throughout this region has practically eliminated permanent water holes. Consequently, bore holes (wells) must be drilled to various depths to produce water flow for humans and live stock.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 344k
Mission: STS051  
Roll - Frame: 82 - 64
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Center Lat x Lon: 23.5S x 141.0E
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: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 91  
Date: 19930918   YYYYMMDD
Time: 034137   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 139.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 326   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 164   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 60   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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