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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-702-18 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-COLORADO
Feature: SAN LUIS VALLEY, PIVOT AG

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  STS073-702-018 San Luis Valley, Colorado, U.S.A. October 1995
Streams that enter the northern half of the San Luis Valley of south-central Colorado, a relatively flat basin, rarely reach the Rio Grande. Despite the fact that the San Luis Valley is a true desertóreceiving less than 8 inches of precipitation a yearómuch of the valley supports a vigorous agricultural industry because of irrigation water from deep artesian wells, some of which tap as many as five or six artesian aquifers. Visible are a large alluvial fan at the northern end of the valley that exhibits the classic pattern found in arid, flat landscapes; San Luis Creek; and San Luis Lake. A smaller, similarly colored drainage feature is also observed at the top center of the photograph. The two highly reflective areas north and south of the cultivated fields are probably the result of accumulations of salt deposited in the soils by the evaporation process.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 346k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 702 - 18
Geographical Name: USA-COLORADO  
Features: SAN LUIS VALLEY, PIVOT AG  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 106W
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: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 116  
 
Date: 19951027   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164747   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 105.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 145   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 143   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PIVOT IRRIGATION  
City Views:  
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