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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS056-85-81 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-V

STS056-085-081 King Island, Tasmania, Australia April 1993
King Island, located halfway between Tasmania and the mainland of Australia in the Bass Strait, is noted for the multitude of ship wrecks that litter its coastline. The island has attractive beaches and a rugged coastline with jagged cliffs. Generally oriented in a north-south direction, King Island is 40 miles (64 kilometers) in length and 16 miles (26 kilometers) in east-west width. The Cape Otway peninsula, part of the Victoria coastline, is visible near the top left edge of the image and the northwest tip of Tasmania can be seen along the right bottom corner of the picture.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 247k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 81
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-V  
Center Lat x Lon: 40S 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: 48   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 62  
Date: 19930412   YYYYMMDD
Time: 021718   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 141.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 5   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 167   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: STRAIT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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