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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS057-106-56 Date: Jun. 1993
Geographic Region: PERU

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  STS057-106-056 Lake Junin, Andes Mountains, Peru June 1993
The dark feature in the center of the color infrared image is Lake Junin. Located at approximately 13393 feet (4082 meters) above sea level, Lake Junin is about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of Lima in the Andes Mountains. Numerous erosional stream channels and deep canyons are visible at the top (northeast) of the image. The rivers drain eastward and eventually flow into the Amazon Basin of eastern Peru. Notice that there is a redder border that encircles three-quarters of the lake (except the southwest coast). This is an indication that healthy green vegetation (green, chlorophyll-bearing vegetation is portrayed as reddish hues in color infrared images) can be mapped around most of the periphery of the lake. The lake measures roughly 25 miles (40 kilometers) in length and approximately 9 miles (15 kilometers) in width. Some of the mountainous terrain immediately southwest of the lake shows an intensively folded, northwest- aligned landscape.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 386k
Mission: STS057  
Roll - Frame: 106 - 56
Geographical Name: PERU  
Features: JUNIN LAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 11S x 76W
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: 32   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 142  
Date: 19930630   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164906   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 11.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 78.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 11   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 239   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
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