STS045-78-87
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Spacecraft nadir point: 56.8° N, 158.8° W

Photo center point: 58.0° N, 159.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Northwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 165 nautical miles (306km)
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Image Caption:
78-087: Northwest Coast of Alaska and the Bering SeaThis north-
looking view shows the coast of Alaska, north of the Aleutians,
and the eastern margin of the Bering Sea. Bristol Bay is ap-
parent in the foreground and Nunivak Island can be seen just
below the Earth's horizon, at a distance of about 300 n. mi.
Similar views were photographed last January by the crew of STS-
42. A detailed comparison of these photographs should yield
clues about regional ice drift and the early-spring breakup of
the coastal ice pack.The photograph was taken on the 26th of
March (orbit 39) from an altitude of 158 n. mi. with the Shuttle
located at 56.9! N and 159.2! W.uheet involves copying many
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This north looking view shows the coast of Alaska, north of the Aleutians, and the eastern margin of the Bering Sea (58.0N, 159.5W). Bristol Bay is apparent in the foreground and Nunivak Island can be seen just below the Earth's horizon, at a distance of about 300 nautical miles. Similar views, photographed during previous missions, when analyzed with these recent views may yield information about regional ice drift and breakup of ice packs.