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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-231-54 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Feature: KURIL IS., ONEKOTAN I.

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  STS068-231-054 Onekotan Island, Kuril Islands, Russia October 1994
Located near the northern end of the Kuril Islands, Onekotan Island (center of photograph) is another volcanic island that is part of the "Ring of Fire" that encircles the Pacific Ocean. This island is unique because a water-filled caldera is evident at both the north and the south ends of the island. The highest elevation on Onekotan Island is the smaller peak, which is 4367 feet (1330 meters) above sea level, that lies within the southern caldera. More recent secondary volcanic cones have formed in both calderas; the northern caldera has almost been filled by the subsidiary cone. Two other smaller volcanic peaks are also visible on this photograph—Makanrushi Island, 3834 feet (11 170 meters), to the northwest of Onekotan Island and Kharimkotan Island, 3976 feet (1210 meters), to the south. (Refer to STS-047-075-082 for a view of Atlasova Island, another of the volcanic islands in the Kuril Island chain.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 52k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 231 - 54
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: KURIL IS., ONEKOTAN I.  
Center Lat x Lon: 49.5N x 154.5E
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: 18   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 75  
 
Date: 19941005   YYYYMMDD
Time: 011407   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 155.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 176   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, VOLCANO, CRATER, COAST  
Water Views: OCEAN  
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