Return to Earth From Space Home
Earth from Space logo Image Information Earth from Space logo

Display a Screen Layout for Printing

IMAGE: gray corner       IMAGE: gray corner
  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS048-77-46 Date: Sep. 1991
Geographic Region: NAMIBIA
Feature: BRANDBERG MTN.

Ordering information for space photography
 
IMAGE: gray corner     IMAGE: gray corner

Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner
  View Low-Resolution Image  
  STS048-077-046 Brandberg Structure, Namibia September 1991
The oval Brandberg structure, a large intrusive igneous formation in west-central Namibia, approximately 45 miles (70 kilometers) from the Atlantic Ocean, has an average diameter of approximately 15 miles (25 kilometers) and an elevation of 8445 feet (2575 meters) above sea level. Bordering the structure on the west is a thin strip of the Namib Desert, and bordering on the east is an extensive plateau (reddish-brown area) that appears also to be volcanic in origin, as does the darker area to the north-northwest, across which the westward-flowing Ugab River can be traced easily. The tans and brownish-yellows show a variety of sandy surfaces. Tin and tungsten are mined in this region of Namibia.
 
Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 158k
Mission: STS048  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 46
Geographical Name: NAMIBIA  
Features: BRANDBERG MTN.  
Center Lat x Lon: 21S x 14.5E
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: NW   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: 55  
 
Date: 19910916   YYYYMMDD
Time: 131239   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 15.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 266   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 307   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 31   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, FAULT, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
Photo is not associated with any sequences


NASA Human
Space Flight
NASA
Home Page
JSC
Home Page
NASA
Image eXchange
JSC Digital
Image Collection
Earth Sciences &
Image Analysis