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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-239-90 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: TAIWAN

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  STS068-239-090 Taipei Area, Taiwan October 1994
Located at the northern end of the island, Taipei (light colored area) is Taiwan's capital and largest city (estimated 1997 population more than 2.6 million people). The Tanshui River (dark curving feature) flows through Taipei, eventually emptying into the Formosa Strait. Parallel runways (light-colored linear feature) of Chiang Kai Shek International Airport are visible west of Taipei near the coast. The Chungyang Mountains can be identified by the darker landscape, particularly in the lower right corner of the image. This mountain range extends northeast/southwest for the entire length of the island. The mountains tend to have steep slopes and are densely forested. The darker terrain along the west coast is vegetated hills, while the lighter colored terrain shows the distribution of urban areas and farmland.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 383k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 239 - 90
Geographical Name: TAIWAN  
Features: T'AI-PEI, RIVER, MTS. SED  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.0N x 121.5E
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: 43   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 30  
Date: 19941002   YYYYMMDD
Time: 064647   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 23.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 120.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 245   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  
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