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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-761-679 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: USA-NEW MEXICO

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  NM23-761-679 Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, USA Winter-Spring 1997
The forested slopes of the Sacramento Mountains (large dark feature near center of the image) contrast against an otherwise arid environment (lighter colored terrain). The highly reflective White Sands National Monument, located in the Tularosa Valley is visible west of the Sacramento Mountains. The elongated, ribbon-like, dark feature northwest of the Sacramento Mountains is a basaltic lava flow that originated from a vent at the northern end of the valley. Two other mountain ranges, Capitan and Guadalupe, can be identified north, and southeast, respectively, of the Sacramento Mountains. The mottled looking landscape (north-south swath) towards the eastern edge of the image is the irrigated agriculture of the Pecos River Valley, where artesian wells are used to provide water. The main channel of the intermittently flowing Rio Hondo and many of its tributaries can be traced from the northeast slopes of the Sacramento Mountains to the point where the Rio Hondo merges with the Pecos River at the town of Roswell (barely discernible).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 318k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 761 - 679
Geographical Name: USA-NEW MEXICO  
Features: WHITE SANDS  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.0N x 105.5W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 19970503   YYYYMMDD
Time: 153043   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 110.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 96   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 207   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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