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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS059-235-3 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-NSW
Feature: NEWCASTLE, COASTAL DUNES


IMAGE
 
STS059-235-003 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia April 1994
Located 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Sydney, Newcastle is a growing industrial seaport with a population approaching 500 000. Combining the advantages of coastal location and proximity to nearby coal fields, Newcastle is visible in the center of this nearly vertical photograph. Meandering along the northern edge of the city is the Hunter River. Several other identifiable features surround the city--Grahamstown Lake to the north; broad, sandy beaches to the northeast; a narrow strip of sandy beaches to the south; a narrow, highly reflective swath through the forests to the southwest (perhaps a new ground transportation link under construction); and ground scars to the west that were created by surface mining activities in the forested foothills of the Great Dividing Range, which extends along the entire east coast of Australia.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 113k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 235 - 3
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-NSW  
Features: NEWCASTLE, COASTAL DUNES  
Center Lat x Lon: 33S x 151.5E
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: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 126  
 
Date: 19940417   YYYYMMDD
Time: 045254   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 151.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 307   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 115   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 30   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, HILL, FOREST  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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