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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61A-44-55 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-SA

STS61A-44-0055 Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert, South Australia, Australia November 1985
Lake Alexandrina and smaller Lake Albert are located approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Despite the fact that the Murray River and its major tributary, the Darling River, make up the most significant river network in Australia, this photograph shows an unimpressive delta as the Murray River enters the northeast side of Lake Alexandrina, which in turn empties into Encounter Bay to the west. The long, narrow sandy beach is part of Younghusband Peninsula, and the lagoon behind the beach is known as The Coorong. The Coorong and the two lakes have been identified as Ramsar Sites, critical wetland ecosystems where international attention will be focused. The major industry in this region is raising sheep--Merino sheep for wool production and fat lambs for human consumption. This area was the last part of the Australian coast to be surveyed by early explorers in the early 1800s.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 103k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 44 - 55
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-SA  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5S x 139.5E
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: 23   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 51  
Date: 19851102   YYYYMMDD
Time: 220819   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 138.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 88   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 180   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 29   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, BAY, LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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