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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-244-70 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: JAPAN

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  STS068-244-070 Obihiro Area, Hokkaido, Japan October, 1994
Located in the heart of the major agricultural belt on the Tokachi Plain near Hokkaido's southeast coast, the city of Obihiro (population just under 170000) is visible as the highly reflective area slightly above center of the image. The intensively cultivated Tokachi Plain used for large-scale agriculture as well as dairy and livestock breeding management operations, occupy the upper half of the image (mottled-looking landscape). The dark landscape towards the bottom half of the image, are forested, low mountains interrupted by the lighter-colored drainage pattern, where agricultural activities are the major land use in the valleys. There is a light-colored oval, racetrack-shaped (automobile test track) feature (right middle) within the darker, vegetated slopes of the mountains northeast of Obihiro. Two broad floodplains (lighter-colored swaths) of the Tokachi River (bends toward the north) and the Obihiro River (bends west) are also visible. The confluence of these rivers can be seen (below the center of the image) as they continue their southeasterly journey to eventually empty into the Pacific Ocean. An unidentified north flowing river (highly reflective, winding, linear feature) can be seen entering the Obihiro River (east of the city) near the center of the image. The east-west aligned linear feature (north of the Obihiro River) is a highway.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 349k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 244 - 70
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.0N x 143.5E
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: 25   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 108  
Date: 19941007   YYYYMMDD
Time: 020547   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 143.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 177   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 115   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  
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