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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51A-45-44 Date: Nov. 1984
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  STS51A-45-0044 Tres Marias Reservoir, Minas Gerais, Brazil November 1984
Located in Minas Gerais state in southwest Brazil, the serpentine-shaped Tres Marias Reservoir (blue, elongated feature) extends diagonally across the image for roughly 60 miles (97km). The reservoir is aligned in a general south-north direction with the dam located just outside of the northeast corner (upper right) of the image. Numerous tributary streams are visible as they drain into every part of the large reservoir. Sediment (lighter-colored tan in stream channels) is carried into the southern end of the reservoir by the larger recharge streams including the Sao Francisco River (channel closest lower left corner of the image). The darker, uniform-looking landscape along both sides of the reservoir is hilly forest. Small plumes of smoke can be seen along the southwest side of the reservoir.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 391k
Mission: STS51A  
Roll - Frame: 45 - 44
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 18.5S x 45.5W
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: NV   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: 5  
Date: 198411__   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: HILL, FOREST  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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