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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-714-56 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: TURKMENISTAN

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  STS091-714-056 Lake Sarygamysh, Turkmenistan June 1998
Looking south across Lake Sarygamysh (dark feature, bottom center), a broad expanse of desert landscape is visible. Lake Sarygamysh, situated in north central Turkmenistan, is geographically located midway between the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea. This desert, known as the Garagum Desert, extends from the Ust-Urt Plateau (north of the lake) to the Kopet-Dag Mountains (upper right corner) in the south of Turkmenistan and from the Amu Darya River in the east and almost reaching the Caspian Sea to the west of the desert. The desert is characterized by relatively flat terrain with large areas of sand dunes and sand ridges (visible near center of the picture). The darker feature south of the lake (right middle) is a grassy elevated plain. The white areas immediately southwest of the lake (lower right corner) are clouds. Although the lake is filled with water at the time this photograph was acquired, some maps indicate that the lake is, at least partially, a dry lakebed from time to time. Approximately the northwest quarter of the lake belongs to the country of Uzbekistan.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 318k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 714 - 56
Geographical Name: TURKMENISTAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.0N x 58.0E
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: LO   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
Orbit Number:  
Date: 199806__   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
Land Views: DESERT, PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
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Man Made Views:  
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