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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS005-E-16846 Date: Oct. 2002
Geographic Region: GREECE
Feature: ATHENS, ACROPOLIS

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  This high-resolution photograph taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station shows details of Athens' historic ruins. The detail panel shows actual pixels for the area of the Acropolis--some of the most distinctive features are the Parthenon, and Odeum of Herodes Atticus. Astronauts use a 400 mm lens and a 2 x extender on a digital camera to take these detailed shots through the windows of the space station. By getting immediate feedback from the camera, they learn to track the spacecraft's motion as it speeds over the Earth and get sharp photographs of small features. These detailed city photographs, with a pixel representing 6 m or less on the ground, have quickly become some of the most popular NASA images downloaded by the public.  
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 156k
Mission: ISS005  
Roll - Frame: E - 16846
Geographical Name: GREECE  
Features: ATHENS, ACROPOLIS  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 23.5E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 10   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 2160  
 
Date: 20021007   YYYYMMDD
Time: 135213   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 23.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 242   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 202   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 23   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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City Views: ATHENS  
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