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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-704-82 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: IRAN

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  STS091-704-082 Hamak-e-Sirtan Desert, Iran June 1998
The highly reflective dry lakebed (center of image) is part of the Namak-e-Sirtan Desert that is located in south central Iran. The southern end of the dry lakebed is flanked by rugged mountains where peaks exceed 8900 feet (2710 meters) in elevation. This arid valley only receives an average of 7 inches (180 mm) of precipitation annually. East of the dry lake the mottled-looking (alternating dark and light) landscape shows a limited area where dry land agriculture is possible. Towards the center of the agricultural activity Sirjan, a special economic free trade zone, is developing. The Sirjan area provides a natural overland corridor in the province of Kerman where ground transportation of commercial goods from the Persian Gulf can be distributed throughout Iran, as well as other countries of Asia.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 328k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 704 - 82
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 55.5E
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: 37   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 57  
Date: 19980606   YYYYMMDD
Time: 114209   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 54.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 276   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 198   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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