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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS047-88-20 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: AFGHANISTAN

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  STS047-088-020 Hindu Kush Mountains, Pakistan September 1992
A section of one of the major mountain systems in central Asia, the Hindu Kush, is visible in this near-vertical view of rugged mountainous terrain in northern Pakistan and northeast Afghanistan. The region has snow and ice covered peaks, ridgelines, and deep, ice carved valleys. Many of the higher elevations throughout the region exceed 20000 feet (6096 meters) above sea level, while the valleys (darker-looking areas) are below 9000 feet (2745 meters) in elevation. Notice at the bottom of the image that the snow covered mountain ridges alternate with the glacial valleys (glaciers are visible in many valleys). The Wakhan Corridor (a mountainous area with several passes), a narrow strip of land that connects Afghanistan with western China, lies just off of the bottom edge of the image (northern flanks of the mountains). This is an excellent image to test your ability to discriminate clouds from the snow-covered mountains because of the clouds over the mountainous terrain in the top half of the picture. Shadows (dark areas) from clouds and from the mountainous relief obscure some of the landforms. The Matue River Valley can be identified along the top of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 390k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 88 - 20
Geographical Name: AFGHANISTAN  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt:   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 26  
Date: 19920914   YYYYMMDD
Time: 041442   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 71.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 118   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 167   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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