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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-742-25 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: NICARAGUA

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  STS081-742-025 Ometepe Island, Nicaragua January 1997
Ometepe Island, formed by two volcanoes, is located along the west side of Lake Nicaragua. Conception Volcano, an active volcano, makes up the larger, northwest part of the island, while Maderas Volcano on the southeast side of the island is dormant. Their respective summit elevations are 5283 feet (1610 meters) and 4413 feet (1345 meters) above sea level. Several small towns are distributed around the island. The major economic activities include tourism, farming, and ranching, with tourism the major attraction. The color infrared image (records healthy green vegetation as various shades of red) helps to identify the distribution of the natural vegetation and also helps to delimit land-water boundaries. Most of the remaining tropical rainforest (darker reds) are found on the Maderas side of the island. The strip of land that separates Lake Nicaragua from the Pacific Ocean is about 12 miles (19 km) in width. The narrow corridor of land shows some agricultural activity (lighter colored areas) and a forested landscape (darker reds).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 302k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 742 - 25
Geographical Name: NICARAGUA  
Center Lat x Lon: 11.0N x 86W
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: 26   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: 131  
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162545   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 9.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 143   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 193   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, OCEAN  
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