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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS069-737-51 Date: Sep. 1995
Geographic Region: GUYANA

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  STS069-737-51 Essequibo River, Guyana September 1995
Even though cloud cover obscures approximately fifty percent of the landscape in this image, the delta of the Essequibo River is almost cloud free (near center). The light-colored, streamlining effect at the mouth of the river vividly depicts the sediment pattern and extent of its discharge into the Atlantic Ocean. East of this broad estuary, the smaller sediment plume of the Demerara River is visible as it also empties northward into the Atlantic Ocean (lower right quadrant). Georgetown, Guyana's capital city and chief port, is located along the northeast shore of the larger estuary. Approximately 90 percent of Guyana's estimated 750,000 people live along the agriculturally rich coastal plain. Linear patterns along the coast reflect land ownership boundaries (field boundaries, mainly sugar and cotton plantations) and numerous canals that interconnect the coastal plains. The extensive area of deep red colors inland in this color infrared image shows the tropical rainforest zone that characterizes most of the interior of Guyana.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 355k
Mission: STS069  
Roll - Frame: 737 - 51
Geographical Name: GUYANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 6.5N x 58.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 95  
Date: 19950913   YYYYMMDD
Time: 154845   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 5.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 58.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 174   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 216   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 88   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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