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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS039-609-46 Date: May 1991
Geographic Region: UK-SCOTLAND
Feature: KILBRANNIAN SOUND

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  STS039-609-046 Arran Island, Kintyre Peninsula, Great Britain May 1991
Located southwest of Glasgow, Scotland (not in the image), Arran Island and the Kintyre Peninsula are visible in this near-nadir view. Kintyre Peninsula (right portion of the image) extends south (top of the image) from the Scottish Mainland and is 42 miles (68 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide. The terrain of the peninsula is hilly and uncultivated. To the left (east) of the Kintyre Peninsula is Kilbrannan Sound. This channel is 14 miles (23 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) wide and is part of the Firth of Clyde. To the left (east) of Kilbrannan Sound is Arran Island. Arran Island covers an area of 165 sq. miles (427 sq. km). The island is largely granitic and sparsely populated with its highest elevation at Goat Fell Mountain near the Islandís northeast coast (bottom center) at 2863 feet (873 meters). Arran Islandís scenery and its hunting and fishing have made the island a popular vacation area.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 307k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 609 - 46
Geographical Name: UK-SCOTLAND  
Features: KILBRANNIAN SOUND  
Center Lat x Lon: 55.5N x 5.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: RX
 
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 112  
 
Date: 19910505   YYYYMMDD
Time: 093600   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 56.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 10.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 120   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 141   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLAND, PENINSULA, HILL  
Water Views: SEA  
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