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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-748-15 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: QATAR

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  STS078-748-015 Doha (Ad Dawhah), Qatar June 1996
Doha (mottled-looking area slightly below and right of center), the capital of Qatar, is located on the east coast of the Qatar Peninsula. This peninsula juts northward into the Persian Gulf from Saudi Arabia. The peninsula of Qatar, measuring roughly 100 miles (160 km) north to south, and 50 miles (80 km) east to west, is geographically situated between the island country of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Similar to the other countries that border the Persian Gulf, petroleum products are presently the leading exports from Qatar. The Bay of Doha (immediately east of the city) has been deepened to create a large, artificial deepwater port with modern facilities. The runway (dark, linear feature) of Doha International airport is visible southeast of the city. The thin, light-colored lines are roads that cross the arid landscape. The general topography of the country is almost entirely flat desert with sand and gravel covering the sparsely vegetated terrain.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 296k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 748 - 15
Geographical Name: QATAR  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5N x 51.5E
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: 18   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: 78  
Date: 19960625   YYYYMMDD
Time: 103129   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 51.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 273   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 64   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: DOHA, AD DAWHAH  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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