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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS040-72-54 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: JAPAN

STS040-072-054 Akita Area, Honshu, Japan June 1991
The Oga Peninsula juts westward into the Sea of Japan along this part of the northwest coast of Honshu Island. Along the eastern neck of the peninsula, an intensive farming region known as Ogata-village can be identified (uniform color with a series of intersecting, light-colored lines). This site has been established as a model farm management project with a new style of agricultural society. The fertile soils of the Ogata-village region have been derived by reclaiming land from Lake Hachirogata, the oval, dark-feature that encircles the intensively cultivated project. Lake Hachirogata has a channel that connects the lake with the Sea of Japan. The coastal city of Akita is the concentrated, lighter-colored area south of the peninsula (Yoneshiro River). The western edge of the north-south aligned Ou Mountains (darker, heavily wooded landscape) dominates the bottom of the image.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 322k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 72 - 54
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.9N x 140.0E
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: 39   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 24  
Date: 19910607   YYYYMMDD
Time: 001038   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 141.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 106   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 155   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views: AKITA  

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