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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS047-90-93 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Feature: S. END OF KAMCHATKA


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STS047-90-93 Volcanoes, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia September 1992
Kamchatka Peninsula in extreme eastern Russia offers a living laboratory for the study of volcanoes. Experts estimate that of approximately 80 volcanoes on Kamchatka, about 33 are classified as active. This photograph of the southeast coast of Kamchatka Peninsula shows a very rugged volcanic landscape without snow cover, which can conceal some of the more subtle volcanic features. A very large, water-filled caldera is clearly visible in the center of the photograph. The maximum elevation of the rim of this caldera is 3504 feet (1068 meters). Twenty miles (32 kilometers) northeast of this caldera stands Mount Khodutka, a stratovolcano [peak elevation is 6857 feet (2090 meters)], and 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of the large caldera stands Mount Zheltovskaya, another stratovolcano, rising 6142 feet (1870 meters) above sea level. Numerous smaller volcanoes can be identified by their dark, (forested) generally circular shapes. (Refer to photographs STS068-214-43 and STS068-273-33 that show Klyuchevskaya Volcano erupting in October 1994.)


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 116k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 90 - 93
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: S. END OF KAMCHATKA  
Center Lat x Lon: 52.0N x 157.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera:: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 23   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 39  
 
Date: 19920914   YYYYMMDD
Time: 235835   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 52.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 158.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 155   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 170   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VOLCANO, CRATER  
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