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ISS005-E-9675

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View ISS005-E-9675.JPG 52124540358 Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
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Identification

Mission: ISS005 Roll: E Frame: 9675 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS005
Country or Geographic Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Features: MOUNT ELBRUS
Center Point: Latitude: 43.5 Longitude: 42.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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Camera

Camera Tilt: 29
Camera Focal Length: 800mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.

Quality

Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)

Nadir

GMT Date: 20020813 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 110633 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 41.7, Longitude: 41.7 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 229 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 209 nautical miles (387 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 54 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 1300

Captions

The Caucasus Mountains form a long (more than 1200 km) and steep spine connecting the Black Sea to the Caspian. Mt. Elbrus, the summit of the Caucasus Mountains, is located in southern Russia just north of the Georgian border, and is distinguished as Europe’s highest peak (5642 m). Elbrus is also an ancient volcano, although it has not erupted for nearly 2000 years. Elbrus’ profile comprises two volcanic peaks (East and West). They are popular trekking and mountain climbing destinations’ the saddle between them provides access to the region.

In mid-September, the Russian and American crew aboard the International Space Station viewed Mt. Elbrus’ glaciated landscape as part of a study by Russian glaciologists. Elbrus is located west of the recent glacier slide on Mt. Kazbek, another giant peak in the Caucasus Mountains.

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