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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-168-78 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-NSW

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  STS068-168-078 New Castle Area, New South Wales, Australia October 1994
Although the scale of this image precludes the identification of specific features, the large dark areas (upper right and bottom right) show forested slopes of mountains (part of the Great Dividing Range) that appear to be volcanic in origin. The pronounced radial drainage pattern that is observed in the lower right corner of the picture seems to support this observation. Although practically none of the actual river channel or floodplain is discernible, the Hunter River Valley runs laterally through the center of the image. The general location of Australia's sixth largest city, Newcastle, is barely visible as a grayish area (left middle edge). This area experienced a 5.6 (Richter Scale) earthquake in December 1989. One reservoir (irregular-shaped, dark feature), Lake Liddell, is visible in the lower right quadrant of the picture. Lake Grahmstown is also visible near the left bottom edge of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 293k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 168 - 78
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-NSW  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5S x 151.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 142  
Date: 19941009   YYYYMMDD
Time: 044109   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 152.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 291   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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