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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-740-87 Date: Jul. 1996
Geographic Region: IRAQ

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  STS078-740-087 Baghdad, Iraq June 1996
The capital city of Iraq, Baghdad, located in a broad plain with a population of nearly 4 million, can be seen in this near-nadir view. The Tigris River is visible entering the scene from the upper left (north) traversing south through the city, and exiting the scene at the right center of the image (south). Canals are discernible throughout the view traversing through and around the city. Even after the Gulf War of early 1991, Baghdad remains the major commercial and industrial center of the country. The runways of the Baghdad International Airport are visible midway between the center and the bottom of the image (west of the city center).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 393k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 740 - 87
Geographical Name: IRAQ  
Features: BAGHDAD, TIGRIS R., AGR.  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5N x 44.5E
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: 12   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 219  
Date: 19960704   YYYYMMDD
Time: 051452   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 44.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 86   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 139   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: RIVER, CHANNEL  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: BAGHDAD  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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