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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS008-E-9610 Date: Dec. 2003

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  Nalchik, Caucasus Mts., Russian Federation:
This winter-time view of the city of Nalchik on the north slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, was taken with a handheld camera from the International Space Station in early 2004. Rectangles are the city blocks of Nalchik (population ~240,000), a city which lies where the major Terek River exits from the mountains. The river appears as a meandering line crossing the view, slightly diagonally from right to left. Dark forests (top right and lower right) make the mountain sides appear snow free. A dark line, probably a major canal, crosses the view to the lower left corner. Nalchik is a tourist resort and industrial center. It is the major city of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic (population ~ 750,000), one of five small republics on the north slopes of the Caucasus Mountains, 200 km west of Chechnya.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 72k
Mission: ISS008  
Roll - Frame: E - 9610
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.5N x 43.5E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N1
Camera Tilt: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
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=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 1012  
Date: 20031220   YYYYMMDD
Time: 103617   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 45.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 205   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 199   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 20   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: CANAL, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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