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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS052-78-80 Date: Oct. 1992
Geographic Region: SUDAN

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  STS052-078-080 Dair Mountain, Central Sudan October 1992
Drainage patterns dominate this hot, semiarid landscape in central Sudan west of the White Nile River. Several major wadis, intermittently flowing watercourses, merge west and northwest of Dair Mountain (the very dark, highly fractured structure near the center of the photograph). This igneous mountain rises about 3500 feet (1065 meters) above the surrounding terrain. The flanks of the mountain (fairly broad reddish-tan ring) apparently have been denuded of vegetation, although it appears that water exists in some of the meandering stream channels within the darker, vegetated wadis. A small muddy reservoir can be seen near the northwest corner of the photograph. With the exception of Dair Mountain, most of the region is fairly flat and is marginally suited for subsistence agriculture, as well as for commercial crops of peanuts, sesame, and gum arabic. A series of low, linear sand dunes discernible along the northwest edge of the photograph is a reminder that this region experiences wide variations in annual precipitation, making agricultural activities somewhat tenuous.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 182k
Mission: STS052  
Roll - Frame: 78 - 80
Geographical Name: SUDAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.5N x 30.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 25   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 30  
Date: 19921024   YYYYMMDD
Time: 130758   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 13.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 31.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 247   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 156   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
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