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Spacecraft nadir point: 57.2° N, 115.0° W

Photo center point: 58.5° N, 116.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Northwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 162 nautical miles (300km)
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Image Caption: STS028-082-048 Fort Vermilion Area, Alberta, Canada August 1989
The meandering course of the northeasterly flowing Peace River is visible, as the river separates two agricultural areas in north central Alberta. The small, remote town of Fort Vermilion (not discernible on this image) is located slightly right of center on the south side of the Peace River. The landscape immediately north of the river is drained by a number of smaller tributary streams that enter the Peace River in the vicinity of Fort Vermilion. Large, cultivated field patterns (variety of lighter colors) dominate the landscape on both sides of the river where the terrain is fairly flat and has adequate drainage. The lighter shaded area within the forested northwest corner of the Buffalo Head Hills (bottom center) might be fire scars.