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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-724-89 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

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  STS081-724-089 Lakes Musters and Colhue Huapi, Argentina January 1997
The deeper blue waters of Lake Musters and the shallow silt-laden waters of Lake Colhue Huapi can be seen in this view. The lakes are situated on the semi-arid, windswept Patagonian Plateau approximately 75 miles (121 km) west of Argentina's major oil-producing port city, Comodoro Rivadavia. Just to the south of Lake Musters is the delta of the Senguerr River, which appears as a dark line entering half way down the left side of the view. The river feeds both lakes. The Senguerr River begins its journey from the glacial lakes of La Plata and Fontana in the Andes Mountains. The river flows generally eastward, then circles around the southern end of the San Bernardo Mountains (dark area upper left and center) and flows North-northeastward to form the delta. Water is discharged into the lakes, and thus lake levels vary with the season and annual climate. Lake Musters is drained near lake's southeastern end by a small stream. The stream flows into western Lake Colhue Huapi. Colhue Huapi is drained near its eastern end by the Chico River. The Chico then flows generally northeastward and empties into the Chubut River. The small city of Sarmiento (barely discernible) is located midway between the two lakes at the northern end of the delta region.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 344k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 724 - 89
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.5S x 69W
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:   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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
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Date: 199701__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: DELTA, LAKE, RIVER  
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