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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-713-86 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-T

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  STS081-713-086 Tasmania, Australia January 1997
Separated from the mainland of Australia by the Bass Strait, the island state of Tasmania lies about 150 miles (240 km) south of Victoria. Tasmania also includes many of the surrounding, offshore islands. Tasmania is Australia's most heavily forested (darker landscape) and least populated state (less than 500000 people). Over 40 percent of the island is protected as World Heritage Sites, National Parks, or private forest reserves. Mountains in the west are covered by rainforest while the central plateau of the state has hundreds of lakes (very dark features). Rainfall amounts generally decrease west to east. Notice in this image that a large area of cloudiness is just off of the west coast. Several large bays are visible around the periphery of the island; including Macquaric Harbor (central west coast), Great Oyster Bay (central east coast), and Storm Bay (along southeast coast). Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is located at the northwest end of Storm Bay. A smoke plume is visible in the center of the central plateau.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 379k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 713 - 86
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-T  
Center Lat x Lon: 42S x 147.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 15  
Date: 19970113   YYYYMMDD
Time: 071828   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 146.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 263   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, BAY  
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