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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS066-82-17 Date: Nov. 1994

STS066-082-017 Tsimlyansk Reservoir, Russia November 1994
The Don River, located in southwest Russia, has been dammed creating the Tsimlyansk Reservoir (dark feature center of image). The Don River through a series of canals connects the Caspian Sea (through the Volga River) to the Black Sea. Two distinct outlets from the reservoir are visible as winding, dark features (lower right) at the western end of the reservoir. The southerly water feature is a canal and the paralleling meandering stream channel is the original Don River channel. Practically all of the land in this image is used for farming (large angular field patterns) except the large peninsula (upper left) where sandy soils are not conducive for agriculture. Due to the late autumn data acquisition timeframe of this image, healthy green field crops (vegetation) that are usually depicted in various shades of red on color infrared film are not discernible on this image. Recent snowfall obscures some cultivated fields (white areas, upper right corner).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 396k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 82 - 17
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.0N x 41.5E
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: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 75  
Date: 19941108   YYYYMMDD
Time: 084856   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 47.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 41.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 178   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: RESERVOIR  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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