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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS079-834-6 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-NSW
Feature: SYDNEY

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  STS079-834-006 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia September 1996
The areal extent of Australia's largest city, Sydney that is located along the southeast coast of the continent with a population of almost 4 million people, can be discerned by the lighter-colored landscape. The darker terrain south of the sprawling urban area shows Heathcote and Royal National Parks, while the darker area north (lower left) of Sydney is Kur-ing-gai Chase National Park. Sydney is noted as a city of green areas, famous waterfront and harbor area, great beaches, and friendly citizens. The extensive, serpentine-shaped water feature (upper left quadrant) is Sydney Harbor. The other large bay (top center) is Botany Bay where the twin runways (linear, light-colored features) of Sydney International Airport jut southward into Botany Bay. The other dark-colored water feature is Prospect Reservoir (slightly below center).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 362k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 834 - 6
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-NSW  
Features: SYDNEY  
Center Lat x Lon: 34S x 150.5E
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: 26   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 30  
Date: 19960918   YYYYMMDD
Time: 051122   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 151.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 296   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 156   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 30   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST, RANGE  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: SYDNEY  
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