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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-109-23 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-NEW MEXICO

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  STS056-109-023 Pecos River Valley, New Mexico, U.S.A. April 1993
A small segment of the south-flowing Pecos River appears in this color infrared photograph of southeastern New Mexico. Artesia (barely discernible in the center of the photograph) is located in this semiarid region that receives an average of 15 inches (38 centimeters) of precipitation each year. Major economic activities include farming and fossil fuel extraction. The clusters of small white dots denote oil- and gas-producing fields. The reddish, rectangular field patterns (red colors reveal green vegetation) indicate irrigated agriculture along the Pecos River. When water is not available from the river, farmers use artesian well water that flows under pressure through aquifers from the eastern slopes of the mountains west of this region.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 391k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 109 - 23
Geographical Name: USA-NEW MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.0N x 104W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 39  
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151507   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 104.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER  
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