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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-45-19 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

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  STS61A-45-0019 Staaten River, Queensland, Australia November 1985
Several small rivers meander across the coastal plain into the southeast coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The highly reflective surface of the Staaten River channel (meandering white feature along the left edge of the image) is enhanced by the sun's reflection off of the water surface (a phenomena known as sunglint or sun glitter). Sunglint, together with sediment in the water along the coast, contribute to the bright area along the shoreline. The lighter-colored land close to the coast shows sandy distributary channels with a small amount of ground cover (vegetation); while the darker terrain has more vegetative cover, mainly grasslands.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 298k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 45 - 19
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Center Lat x Lon: 16S x 142.0E
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: 41   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 36  
Date: 19851101   YYYYMMDD
Time: 232824   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 16.3S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 139.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 94   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA  
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