STS039-609-46

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Spacecraft nadir point: 56.8° N, 10.7° W

Photo center point: 55.5° N, 5.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 141 nautical miles (261km)
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Image Caption: STS039-609-046 Arran Island, Kintyre Peninsula, Great Britain May 1991
Located southwest of Glasgow, Scotland (not in the image), Arran Island and the Kintyre Peninsula are visible in this near-nadir view. Kintyre Peninsula (right portion of the image) extends south (top of the image) from the Scottish Mainland and is 42 miles (68 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide. The terrain of the peninsula is hilly and uncultivated. To the left (east) of the Kintyre Peninsula is Kilbrannan Sound. This channel is 14 miles (23 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) wide and is part of the Firth of Clyde. To the left (east) of Kilbrannan Sound is Arran Island. Arran Island covers an area of 165 sq. miles (427 sq. km). The island is largely granitic and sparsely populated with its highest elevation at Goat Fell Mountain near the Island's northeast coast (bottom center) at 2863 feet (873 meters). Arran Island's scenery and its hunting and fishing have made the island a popular vacation area.