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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS056-104-88 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-T

STS056-104-088 Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia April 1993
Flinders Island, the largest of the three large islands (Cape Barren is second in size and then Clarke Island) in this view, is located off the northeast tip of Tasmania in the Furneaux Group of islands. Fishing, grazing, and tourism are the leading economic activities of Flinders Island. Geologically the low granite mountainous terrain on these islands, with elevations ranging from less than 1000 feet (305 meters) to slightly over 2500 feet (760 meters) above sea level, are a southern extension of the mountains in southeastern Australia (eastern Victoria). The highest peak (2550 feet--780 meters) on Flinders Island is located in Strzelecki National Park at the southwestern end of the island (dark, vegetated feature). Mountainous terrain can be identified on the picture as the area where the darker, greenish-looking forested areas occur. Many white, sandy beaches, especially on the east side of Flinders Island, are visible in this picture. The islands are also havens for a variety of sea birds.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 273k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 104 - 88
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-T  
Features: FLINDERS I., C. BARREN I.  
Center Lat x Lon: 40S x 148.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 53   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 46  
Date: 19930411   YYYYMMDD
Time: 020958   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 144.7E  
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: 165   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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