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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-755-553 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: CHINA

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  NM23-755-553 Hulun Lake/Smoke, China Winter/Spring 1997
The extreme northeastern tip of Mongolia, including a dramatic, U-shaped loop (linear, dark feature near center) is the Herlen River. The river shares this scene with Hulun Lake (partially ice covered, rectangular-shaped feature bottom right-located in China) and two lakes (highly reflective surfaces-right middle), plus the Yablonovyy Mountains that are located in Russia. The country borders of Mongolia, China, and Russia meet approximately midway between Hulun Lake and the double lakes (Barun-Torey and Zun-Torey), the white-looking features (right middle). A section of the border between Mongolia and China is visible as a subtle color change line that extends laterally across most of the image. Another subtle but identifiable feature that extends horizontally across the middle of the picture is a combined highway-railroad (thin, dark line) right of way. A small but pronounced section of the "Wall of Genghis Khan" (another thin, dark line) is visible where it intersects the highway-railroad right of way (slightly left of center). The extensive smoke plumes, blowing generally in a southeast direction originate in the foothills of the Yablonovyy Mountains and the Onon River Valley (darker, more vegetated area-top). The brownish-looking terrain is indicative of the extensive, semiarid grasslands that are dominant in this part of the world. The object along the bottom (center) is an array of solar panels that are part of the Russian MIR spacecraft.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 377k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 755 - 553
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.5N x 116.0E
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: 51   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 999  
Date: 19970503   YYYYMMDD
Time: 063415   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 45.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 119.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 240   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 210   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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