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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS084-727-49 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: PERU

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  STS084-727-049 Huacho Area, Peru May 1997
This particular section of the Peruvian coast northwest of Lima is located in a desert climate. Here it is so arid that only the intermittently flowing rivers provide adequate moisture to support irrigated agriculture in the river valleys and floodplains (note the darker linear features aligned east-west in the image). Many of the deeply incised, short flowing rivers drop dramatically in elevation from 15000 feet (4572 meters) elevation in the Andes Mountains to sea level in less than 50 miles (80 kilometers). The small, brighter features that are visible on the peninsula that juts westward into the Pacific Ocean are the salt pans of mining operations. The tiny town of Huacho is located at the coast near the Rio de Huaura, just north of the large peninsula where the agricultural field pattern is most extensive.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 286k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 727 - 49
Geographical Name: PERU  
Features: COAST, HUACHO  
Center Lat x Lon: 11S x 77.5W
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: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 54  
Date: 19970518   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173456   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 10.3S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 78.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 348   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 214   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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