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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS087-701-40 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: THAILAND

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  STS087-701-040 Nong Han Lake, Thailand November 1997
A section of the muddy-looking Mekong River (linear, light-colored feature) that runs laterally across the top of the image is the border between Thailand (west of the river) and Laos (land area east of the river). A band of low, forested mountains (dark landscape) with a few maximum elevations barely exceeding 2100 feet (640 meters) above sea level are visible (middle right) as they form a gradual curving structure that crosses the Mekong River into Laos. Several reservoirs (very dark, irregular-shaped features-various sizes), including Nong Han Lake (near center of image), are discernible in the vicinity of the mountainous terrain in the bottom half of the image. Rice is the dominant farm crop that is produced in this region of the Khorat Plateau in northeastern Thailand.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 396k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 701 - 40
Geographical Name: THAILAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 17.5N x 104.0E
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: 10   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 22  
Date: 19971121   YYYYMMDD
Time: 030742   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 103.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 144   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 151   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 45   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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