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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS038-86-104 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO
Feature: DIEGO GARCIA


IMAGE
 
STS038-086-104 Diego Garcia, Chagos Archipelago November 1990
The largest of the coral atolls of the Chagos Archipelago, Diego Garcia, is visible in this northwest-looking view. Diego Garcia is approximately 350 miles (560 km) south of the Maldive Islands in the central Indian Ocean. The crescent shape of the coral island encloses a lagoon that forms the harbor. Diego Garcia is the site of a large Anglo-American Naval Air and Communications facility located on the northwest part of the atoll.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 324k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 86 - 104
Geographical Name: CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO  
Features: DIEGO GARCIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 7.5S x 72.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 45
 
Camera:: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 13   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 52  
 
Date: 19901119   YYYYMMDD
Time: 045547   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 72.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 115   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 130   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ATOLL  
Water Views: REEF, LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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