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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-245-92 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: JAPAN

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  STS068-245-092 Eastern Hokkaido Island, Japan October 1994
A synoptic view of the eastern end of Hokkaido Island presents a diverse landscape of plains, drainage patterns, river valleys, lakes, peninsulas, and volcanic mountains. The features include the intensively cultivated Tokachi Plains (lower left) and the broad floodplains of the Obihiro and Tokachi Rivers (lighter-colored swaths bottom center); a northeast-southwest aligned belt of volcanic mountains (dark region extending vertically through the center of the image) with water filled calderas (dark features)- Lake Kutcharoko is the lighter lake and Lake Mashuko the smaller; an extensive gridded pattern near the eastern end of the island that is related to the forestry industry; and several coastal features that include peninsulas, estuaries, bays (Akkeshi Bay- middle right) and a sand spit along the east coast that extends into Nemuro Strait. A section of the Ishikari range of volcanic mountains (darker area left center) parallels the northwest margin of the Tokachi River Basin. The dark areas show regions of dense vegetative cover, mainly forested lands.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 245 - 92
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.5N x 144.0E
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: 46   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 172  
Date: 19941011   YYYYMMDD
Time: 003519   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 142.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 148   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
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