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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS084-708-28 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: PERU

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  STS084-708-028 Sabancaya, Chachani, and El Misti Volcanoes, Peru May 1997
The snow-covered stratovolcanic peaks of Sabancaya (left center), Chachani (just bottom-right of center), and world famous El Misti (just right of Chachani) are located in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru. Sabancaya, at 19,972 feet (5967 meters), has been active as recently as May 1990 through February 1992. The Camana River Canyon or Valley (center of image) separates Sabancaya and Chachani Volcanoes. Chachani Volcano at 19867 feet (6057 meters) is presently dormant. Its last eruption was estimated to have occurred over 100,000 years ago. To Chachani Volcano's southeast, and separated by the canyon of the Chili River is the cone-shaped El Misti Volcano. El Misti at 19150 feet (5840 meters) last volcanic activity occurred in March of 1870. Earthquakes are common around the volcano, however, a major eruption has not occurred in centuries. The upper portion of the image shows numerous older extinct and dormant volcanoes with their extensive lava and ash flows. The lower portion of the image depicts the high plain to the southwestward toward the Pacific Ocean.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 334k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 708 - 28
Geographical Name: PERU  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.5S x 71.5W
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: 19   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: 100  
Date: 19970521   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162221   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.7S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 71.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 8   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 213   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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