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STS51J-48-24

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Identification

Mission: STS51J Roll: 48 Frame: 24 Mission ID on the Film or image: 51-J
Country or Geographic Name: PACIFIC OCEAN
Features: HORIZONTAL ROLL CLOUD
Center Point: Latitude: Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: Yes (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:

Camera

Camera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.

Quality

Film Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 100 (76-100)

Nadir

GMT Date: 19851005 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 221848 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 28.6, Longitude: 160.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: 122 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 256 nautical miles (474 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 37 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 36

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