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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS059-214-71 Date: Apr. 1994

STS059-214-071 Oil and Gas Fields near the Buzzan River, Russia April 1994
Oil and gas well patterns can be seen in the Akplak Desert of the Lower Volga River Basin in this northeast-looking view. The distributary streams/channels of the Lower Volga River are visible throughout the lower part of the image from left (northwest) to right (southeast). Numerous transportation routes can also be seen on the image. This region, one of the most productive oil and gas fields in Russia, is located north of the major city of Astrakhan (not visible on image) on the Buzzan River, a tributary of the Volga.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 371k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 214 - 71
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.0N x 48.5E
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: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 96  
Date: 19940415   YYYYMMDD
Time: 080750   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 46.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 47.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 163   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 114   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, DESERT  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DRILLING  
City Views:  

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