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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS057-90-12 Date: Jun. 1993
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA

STS057-090-012 Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia, Australia June 1993
A large section of the Great Sandy Desert is covered in this view of northern Western Australia. The Great Sandy Desert, one of the major deserts of Australia, consists of relatively flat to rolling terrain with numerous dunefields, sandy grasslands, and sand ridges. The transition zone between the Great Sandy Desert and the low mountainous region to the northeast,, known as the Kimberley, is the zone of subtly different color and texture that extends from the coast to roughly the center of the frame. The Indian Ocean spans the upper field of view, from beyond 80 Mile Beach (left), northeastward to Collier Bay (right). King Sound is the sediment-laden bay (middle). Aboriginal reserves occupy the peninsulas flanking King Sound. Beagle Bay is a small inlet on the northwest coast of the large peninsula, known as Dampier Land, west of King Sound. The linear, light-colored feature along the left bottom of the picture is the southeastern end of the Percival Lakes. Ephemeral Lakes Betty and McLernon are the bright features at bottom center.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 326k
Mission: STS057  
Roll - Frame: 90 - 12
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Center Lat x Lon: 18.5S x 123.5E
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: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
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: 134  
Date: 19930630   YYYYMMDD
Time: 042926   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 18.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 126.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 342   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 249   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: BAY, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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