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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS028-87-61 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: KAZAKHSTAN

STS028-087-061 Caspian Sea, Mertvyy Kultuk Salt Flat, Kazakhstan August 1989
This west-looking view shows the northeast section of the Caspian Sea. The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland expanse of water. The northern part of the sea visible in this view, reaches a depth of only 17 feet (5 meters). The Mertvyy Kultuk Salt Flat (bottom center) and the Kaydak Salt Flat (bottom left) are a part of the Caspian Depression and were once covered with water. The mouth of the Ural River is visible along the top of the image. The outer edges of the Volga River Delta are visible near the top center of the image. The area shown in this view is semi-arid, and is also noted for its many oil and gas fields.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 87 - 61
Geographical Name: KAZAKHSTAN  
Features: CASPIAN SEA  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.5N x 53.0E
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: 53   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 47  
Date: 19890811   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102824   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 56.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 233   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: SEA, RIVER, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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