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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS043-151-286 Date: Aug. 1991
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA

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  STS043-151-286 Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia August 1991
The southern margin of the Great Sandy Desert where it merges with the Gibson Desert (top of image) is captured in this synoptic southerly view. The horse shoe-shaped, lighter feature (left center) is actually a series of dry lake beds that include the western tip of the Percival Lakes, Lake Auld, Lake George, Lake Winifred, Lake Blanche and Lake Dora (the largest whitish-looking dry lake near the center of the image). Even Lake Wau Karlycarly, another dry lake, is barely visible northwest of Lake Dora. Sand ridges (thin, dark paralleling lines) and fire scars (creates unusual patterns, usually lighter in color over the landscape) are visible in this flat to hilly grassland desert in north central Western Australia. Part of the Oakover River system can be identified by the braided stream pattern in the darker upper right corner of the picture.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 255k
Mission: STS043  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 286
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Center Lat x Lon: 22S x 123.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 8   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 122  
Date: 19910810   YYYYMMDD
Time: 062826   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 122.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 311   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 165   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
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