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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS034-78-31 Date: Oct. 1989
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: DONGTING L, XIANG R, AGR

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  STS034-078-031 Chang Jiang (River), China October 1989
Located approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Changsha in northern Hunan Province, this complex, hydrologically controlled lake region looks almost surreal. Identifying specific rivers that enter this region is difficult because of many crisscrossing rivers, lakes, irrigation canals, and ditches. Two major rivers, the east-flowing Yuan River and the north-flowing Xiang River, merge near the eastern edge of the photograph and flow northeastward into the mighty Chang (Yangtze) River (not shown in this photograph). Triangular Datong Lake (northern area of the photograph) is surrounded by extensive, cultivated field patterns, most of which are presumed to be irrigated rice paddies. The two larger lakes are known collectively as Lake Dongting.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 148k
Mission: STS034  
Roll - Frame: 78 - 31
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: DONGTING L, XIANG R, AGR  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.0N x 112.0E
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: 22   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 24  
 
Date: 19891020   YYYYMMDD
Time: 034423   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 112.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 168   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 178   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, PLAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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