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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS028-82-32 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: CANADA-A
Feature: ATHABASCA RIVER

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  STS028-082-032 Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada August 1989
The Athabasca River is visible as it flows northward across the boreal plain in northeast Alberta. The feature in the center of the image and along the western side of the Athabasca River is man made and is associated with the development of Athabasca oil sands. The location of Fort McMurray is identifiable near the bottom of the picture where the river makes a 90 degree turn (course change). The large dark feature near the top and east of the river is McClelland Lake and the smaller lake south of McClelland is Kearl Lake. Drainage patterns for several tributary streams can be identified in spite of dense vegetation in the undeveloped landscape.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 317k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 82 - 32
Geographical Name: CANADA-A  
Features: ATHABASCA RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 57.0N x 111.5W
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: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 20  
 
Date: 19890809   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173250   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 55.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 111.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 138   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
City Views:  
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