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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-742-30 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: COSTA RICA
Feature: NICOYA PENINSULA

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  STS081-742-030 Nicoya Gulf, Peninsula, Costa Rica January 1997
The southern end of the mountainous Nicoya Peninsula extends southeasterly separating the waters of the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of Nicoya. The color infrared image helps to document the numerous vegetated hills and valleys (red colors represent green plants) both on the peninsula as well as on the mainland. The deeper reds tend to show either dense stands of rainforest or in the coastal zone, they represent mangrove forests. The small estuary of the Rio Grande de Tarcoles is barely discernible near the upper right edge (southeast corner) of the image. Chira Island is the large island in the Gulf of Nicoya. (Refer to STS81-742-028 and STS81-742-029 for other color infrared pictures of the Nicoya Peninsula).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 333k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 742 - 30
Geographical Name: COSTA RICA  
Features: NICOYA PENINSULA  
Center Lat x Lon: 10.0N x 85W
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: 26   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 131  
 
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162556   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 143   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 193   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA, MOUNTAIN, ISLAND  
Water Views: GULF  
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