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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS040-610-30 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: JAPAN

STS040-610-030 Sendai Coast, Honshu, Japan June 1991
The physical landscape of the north central section of Honshu Island is shown in this west-looking view. The darker areas on the image identify the vegetated mountains and the lighter areas indicate coastal plains and isolated intermontane valleys where the urban areas are located. A limited amount of farming is carried out where topographic conditions permit. The dark, roughly oval-shaped feature (near upper left corner) is Inawashiro Lake, while the smaller less obvious oval feature (middle right-east of Oga Peninsula) is Lake Tazawa, a circular caldera that is the deepest lake in Japan (1388 feet-423 meters). Sendai Bay is the large, smooth coastline along the east side of Honshu, while the coastline north of this bay becomes more serrated-looking. The two "white spots" (oval, whiter features) near the central west coast are snow capped Mt. Chokai (northernmost)-7316 feet-2330 meters and Mt. Gassan- 6496 feet-1980 meters above sea level.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 279k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 610 - 30
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: N. HONSHU, SENDAI  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.0N x 141.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: RX
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
Date: 199106__   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
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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