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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-77-38 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-NEW MEXICO
Feature: SIERRA BLANCA

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  STS056-077-038 Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, U.S.A. April 1993
The heavily forested Sacramento, Sierra Blanca, and Capitan Mountains of south-central New Mexico show a series of deeply incised drainage features fanning out in all directions from higher elevations, the most prominent being created by the Hondo River flowing eastward toward the Pecos River Valley. Most of the streams in this semiarid region are intermittently flowing to the east. Subsurface limestone aquifers also transport ground water eastward. The mottled feature (lower right corner) indicates irrigation farming in the Pecos River Valley using artesian water that is transported from the mountains to the west. Visible is the northeast tip of the highly reflective White Sands National Monument, the world’s largest gypsum field.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 338k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 38
Geographical Name: USA-NEW MEXICO  
Features: SIERRA BLANCA  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5N x 105.5W
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: 6   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 39  
 
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151453   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 105.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, DESERT  
Water Views: RIVER  
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