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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS084-712-36 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-NT

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  STS084-712-036 Sir Edward Pellew Group, Northern Territory, Australia May 1997
Named for the distinguished British Naval Officer, Sir Edward Pellew, these islands are located just off of the northeast coast of the Northern Territory along the southwest edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Although sparsely populated, culturally, this landscape of climatic extremes has been home to an aboriginal people called the Yanyuwa. Intense seasonal variations are the norm. For example the region usually experiences 6 to 8 rainless months per year. The low-lying coastal area (lighter-color) is made up of a mixture of tidal flats, rocky shoreline, and sandy beaches. Vanderlin Island is the largest, most easterly island in the Sir Edward Pellew Group. The waters around these islands are known for excellent sports fishing locations. The coastal areas around the islands also provide suitable feeding habitats for Green Turtles.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 356k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 712 - 36
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-NT  
Center Lat x Lon: 16S x 137.0E
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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 91  
Date: 19970521   YYYYMMDD
Time: 023125   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 16.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 138.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 4   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 214   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: GULF  
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