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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-762-192 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: IRELAND
Feature: BANTRY BAY

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  NM23-762-192 Bantry Bay, Macgillicuddy’s Reeks, Ireland Winter/Spring 1997
The rugged southwestern coast of Ireland can be seen in this north-looking view. The Macgillicuddy’s Reeks Mountain Range, the highest in Ireland, with many peaks exceeding 3000 feet (915 meters) covers most of the area in this image. Dingle Bay is the largest bay in this scene (upper left). Numerous lakes are visible throughout the Macgillicuddy’s Reeks, with the largest, Lake Leane seen just to the east of the mountain range near the upper center of the image. The lakes in this region of Ireland, including Lake Leane, were formed over 13000 years by retreating glaciers of the last Ice Age. Extending from near the center of the image to the left (west-southwest) is the deep, narrow Kenmare River. The Kenmare River is 5 miles (8 km) wide at its mouth. Just south of the Kenmare Raiver is Bantry Bay. The Bay is 21 miles (34 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) wide. Bantry Bay was the site of two unsuccessful French landings in 1689 and 1796 to help Irish insurrections. South of Bantry Bay is Mizen Head, the southernmost point of the country of Ireland.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 345k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 762 - 192
Geographical Name: IRELAND  
Features: BANTRY BAY  
Center Lat x Lon: 51.5N x 9.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 51   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: 999  
 
Date: 19970502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 133451   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 51.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 5.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 211   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 209   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL, COAST  
Water Views: BAY, RIVER, LAKE  
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