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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS085-713-70 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: CANADA-O

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  STS085-713-070 Akimiski Island, Northwest Territory, Canada August 1997 Akimiski Island, a 2000-square-mile (5180 square kilometers) uninhabited island, is the largest island in James Bay (a southeasterly extension of Hudson Bay). The surface of the island is flat and slopes gradually to the north. Most of the vegetation that covers the island consists of lichens, moss, sage grasses, and dwarf black spruce trees. The eastern half of the island is a migratory bird sanctuary. The island is a coastal wetland that includes mud flats, tidal marshes, and tidal mud flats. Fresh-water streams that flow into southwestern James Bay carry sediments and abundant nutrients that help to sustain the productive waterfowl habitat around Akimiski Island. Lighter areas above the center of the view are sediment-laden brackish waters along the bayshore and south coast of the island. North and South Twin Islands are near the bottom of the picture.  
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 288k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 713 - 70
Geographical Name: CANADA-O  
Center Lat x Lon: 53.0N x 81W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 81  
Date: 19970812   YYYYMMDD
Time: 152513   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 54.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 74.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 144   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 156   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: BAY, SEDIMENT  
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