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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS056-110-79 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-T

STS056-110-079 Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia April 1993
Even though the colors of this color infrared image are a little unusual, the amount of detail is useful to map and identify certain features on Flinders Island. The hilly terrain is dark and appears in the middle and at both ends of the island, in contrast with the pinker agricultural lands on gentler slopes. A band of cumulus clouds is visible along the hilly central axis of the island. The other white-looking features, mainly along the east coast of the island, are broad areas of sand dunes made up of sand blown from the nearby beaches. The short, linear, whitish-looking feature towards the middle of the west coast is the airport at Whitemark, the island's largest city. Many smaller islands surround Flinders Island which collectively make up the Furneaux Group.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 333k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 110 - 79
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-T  
Center Lat x Lon: 40S x 148.0E
Film Exposure: U   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 27   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: 021034   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 146.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 1   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 166   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 42   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  

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