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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS077-710-22 Date: May 1996
Geographic Region: TURKMENISTAN
Feature: PAN-CASPIAN S, ELBURZ MTS

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  STS077-710-022 Caspian Sea, Elburz Mountains, Iran May 1996
The Caspian Sea, the world’s largest inland body of water, is discernible in this panoramic, west-looking, high-oblique photograph. A salt lake, the Caspian Sea sits in a huge depression that has many entering rivers and streams, including the Volga, but no outlet. The sea, situated 92 feet (28 meters) below sea level, has in recent years experienced drops in water level. Along the southern shore are the rugged, snow-capped Elburz Mountains, with the lowland that separates them from the sea (just left of center) no wider than 25 miles (40 kilometers) at any one point. The Elburz Mountains, with many peaks exceeding 10 000 feet (3050 meters), have as their highest peak, Mount Damavand, an extinct volcano reaching 18 934 feet (5775 meters). Discernible is Dasht-e-Kavir (from near left center to near bottom center), a great salt desert and huge basin of interior drainage named after kavirs (salt marshes) that cover large areas within the basin. Apparent are clouds above the Kopet Mountains (bottom right center) and the Bay of Krasnovodsk in Turkmenistan (right center).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 86k
Mission: STS077  
Roll - Frame: 710 - 22
Geographical Name: TURKMENISTAN  
Features: PAN-CASPIAN S, ELBURZ MTS  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 52.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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
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Date: 199605__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, DESERT  
Water Views: SEA, PLAYA  
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