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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS028-80-30 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: KYRGYZSTAN

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  STS028-080-030 Kayrakkumskoye Reservoir, Tajikistan August 1989
In the southeastern Turkestan region, political geography is complex, and in places the countries' boundaries look like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The borders of no fewer than three independent states--Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan--are intertwined in this near-vertical photograph of an arid, mountainous landscape. The Kayrakkumskoye Reservoir, which was formed by building a dam on the Syr-Dar'ya River, is actually in the country of Tajikistan; some siltation can be seen at the eastern end of the reservoir. After leaving the reservoir, the Syr-Dar'ya River flows first westward and then northerly after it passes the southwestern tip of the Kuraminskiy Mountains. Because the region is classified as semiarid or steppe climate, receiving an average of 20 inches (50 centimeters) of precipitation annually, agriculture in the valleys and the lowlands is possible because snowmelt and water from glaciers are used for crop irrigation. The Kuraminskiy Mountains border the Syr-Dar'ya River Valley to the north where elevations average 9000 feet (2740 meters) above sea level; south of this valley, the more formidable snowcapped Turkestanskiy Mountains, oriented east-west, rise with elevations ranging from 11 000 to more than 16 000 feet (3350 to 4875 meters) above sea level.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 375k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 80 - 30
Geographical Name: KYRGYZSTAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 69.5E
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: 24   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: 31  
Date: 19890810   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102157   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 70.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 251   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, DAM  
City Views:  
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