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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-735-20 Date: Jul. 1996
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: SIERRA MADRE, MINE RUNOFF

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  STS078-735-20 Open Pit (Copper) Mine, Sonora, Mexico June 1996
The rugged, mountainous terrain of the Sierra Madre Occidental is evident in this near-nadir image of a section of northeastern Sonora State. The only three identifiable features are a reservoir, a river valley, and a large open pit-mining site. The Angostura Reservoir (opaque, elongated feature near the northern side of the image) is located in the river valley (north-south orientation) that is a tributary of the Yaqui River system. The highly reflective areas in the center of the picture is the “La Cardidad” open pit mine, that is located east of the small town of Nacozari (not identifiable on this small scale image). This mining site is one of the largest copper and molybdenum operations in the northwest Mexico.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 427k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 735 - 20
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: SIERRA MADRE, MINE RUNOFF  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.5N x 109.5W
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: 10   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: 226  
 
Date: 19960704   YYYYMMDD
Time: 154355   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 109.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 85   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 139   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RESERVOIR, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
City Views:  
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