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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS074-734-8 Date: Nov. 1995
Geographic Region: GERMANY

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  STS074-734-008 Rhine River Valley, Germany November, 1995
The meandering Rhine River, carrying more traffic than any other waterway in the world, can be seen traversing the scene from lower left (south) to the upper right corner (north) of the image. The Rhine River is one of the principal rivers of Europe and is 820 miles (1320 km) long. Passing through Cologne (Koln) near the bottom center of the image and Dusseldorf (just right of the center), the Rhine flows across the North German plain as a broad, slow flowing river on a bed of ancient deltaic deposits left by ancestors of the modern river. Both Cologne and Dusseldorf are major industrial, financial, and commercial cities. The cities are also busy river ports and important transportation hubs. Brown coal strip mines ground scars are visible to the west (left) of the river. A jet contrail (straight white line) is discernible extending from the upper left toward the center of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 346k
Mission: STS074  
Roll - Frame: 734 - 8
Geographical Name: GERMANY  
Center Lat x Lon: 51.0N x 7.0E
Film Exposure: U   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 5   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 15  
Date: 19951113   YYYYMMDD
Time: 095757   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 51.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 6.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 160   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 167   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 19   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, MINING  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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