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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS051-72-86 Date: Sep. 1993

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  STS051-072-086 Enriquillo Plain, Dominican Republic September 1993
This near-nadir view shows the eastern portion of a rift valley that extends 79 miles (127 km) from Port-au-Prince in Haiti (not visible on the image) to Neiba Bay (left center of the image) in the Dominican Republic. The rift valley, a former marine strait, is referred to as the Hoya de Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic and the Cul-de-Sac Depression in Haiti. This portion of the rift valley in the Dominican Republic is 12 miles (20 km) wide. Rincon Lake, a shallow salt lake, is discernible near the center of the image. Agriculture is prominent on the valley floor. The city of Barahona is discernible on the south shore of Neiba Bay near the left center of the view. Over the last decade or so, tourism has become a major industry in the region. The long runway of the Barahona Airport is also visible just to the southwest of the city. Scattered clouds cover the Baoruco Mountains to the south (upper portion of the image) of the Hoya de Enriquillo.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 359k
Mission: STS051  
Roll - Frame: 72 - 86
Geographical Name: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  
Center Lat x Lon: 18.0N x 71.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 34  
Date: 19930914   YYYYMMDD
Time: 134117   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 70.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 103   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
Water Views: LAKE, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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