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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS079-782-46 Date: Sep. 1996

STS079-782-046 Dinaric Alps, Croatia; Bosnia-Herzecovina September 1996
A section of the rugged Dinaric Alps are visible in this south-looking view. The Dinaric Alps that extend 400 miles (645 km) along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, are composed of limestone and dolomite and are a barrier to travel from the coast to the interior; there are no natural passes. The partially submerged western part of the Dinaric Alps forms the numerous islands and harbors (upper portion of the image) along the Croatian coast. Sinkholes and caverns dominate the landscape. The region is sparsely populated and forestry and mining are the chief economic activities.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 366k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 782 - 46
Geographical Name: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA  
Features: DINARIC ALPS  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.0N x 17.0E
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: 20   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 17  
Date: 19960917   YYYYMMDD
Time: 091605   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 16.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 147   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 154   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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