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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS056-77-37 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-NEW MEXICO

STS056-077-037 Tularosa Valley, New Mexico, U.S.A. April 1993
A large section of the Tularosa Valley, sandwiched between the north-south-trending San Andres Mountains to the west and the heavily forested Sacramento and Sierra Blanca Mountains to the east, is featured in this northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph of south-central New Mexico. Visible in the valley are White Sands National Monument, the highly reflective gypsum desert; a black, ribbonlike youthful lava flow, which originated from a small volcanic center (Little Black Peak) at the north end of the flow that erupted fewer than 1000 years ago; and snowcapped Sierra Blanca Peak [12 003 feet (3659 meters)]. Visible is a drainage basin created by the Hondo River as it erodes the eastern slopes of the Sacramento Mountains and the southern slopes of the east-west-oriented Capitan Mountains (lower right edge of the photograph). A small section of the Rio Grande is apparent (upper left corner), and an older lava flow is barely discernible to its east.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 314k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 37
Geographical Name: USA-NEW MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5N x 106W
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: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151450   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 105.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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