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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS039-77-73 Date: Apr. 1991

STS039-077-073 Svyatoy Peninsula and Lake Baykal, Russia May 1991
Even though this image was collected during the spring of 1991, the snow-covered mountainous landscape and ice-covered (extensive, light-colored surfaces) Lake Baykal presents a harsh-looking, cold environment. The wedge-shaped mountainous terrain with several snow capped peaks and ridgelines exceeding 5000 feet (1524 meters) above sea level is aligned in a northeast-southwest orientation. The dark feature west of the large, Svyatoy Peninsula is a small island that is surrounded by ice. The various patterns and color gradation within the ice that covers Lake Baykol indicates a variety of ice thicknesses. The Svyatoy Peninsula is connected to the mountainous eastern shore of the lake by a low-lying, swampy isthmus.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 376k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 73
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 54.0N x 109.0E
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: 31   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 11  
Date: 19910429   YYYYMMDD
Time: 011352   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 52.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 109.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 113   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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