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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-205-64 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: JAPAN
Feature: E HOKAIDO ISLAND

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  STS068-205-064 Agriculture, Eastern Hokkaido, Japan October 1994
This color infrared image covers almost the same area of eastern Hokkaido as STS68-200-023; however, this image includes large sand spit (lower left) that extends into the Nemuro Strait along the east coast of Hokkaido. A line of northeast to southwest aligned volcanic mountains, including the water-filled caldera, Lake Moshuko (dark, oval feature), and the wooden slopes (deeper reds) are identifiable in the lower right corner of the image. The gridded (dark, intersecting lines) man made pattern that is widespread throughout eastern Hokkaido appears to be an extensive irrigation project to increase agricultural productivity for this region. The lighter colored rural lands highlights the extensive landscape that is being used for the dairy farms and crop production. The darker reds show low-lying, swampy river basins and some hilly topography (near the center of the image). The dark features near the top center are lakes that are part of the Kushiro River drainage basin. A small city is visible along the northern shoreline of Akkeshi Bay (dark feature upper left).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 393k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 205 - 64
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: E HOKAIDO ISLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.5N x 145.0E
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: 52   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 172  
 
Date: 19941011   YYYYMMDD
Time: 003533   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 143.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 149   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, MOUNTAIN, VOLCANO, CALDERA  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DEFORESTATION  
City Views:  
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