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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS040-610-50 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: TURKEY

STS040-610-50 Western Turkey

Turkey has little irrigable, flat land and these agricultural lands lie in the few major valleys of western Turkey near the sea, visible in this view. The island of Lesbos appears in the Aegean Sea bottom left, and the Gediz River valley across the bottom right edge of the view.

The Galipoli Peninsula top left, lies at the southern outlet of the Sea of Marmara (light blue waterbody, top center, derived from the calcium carbonate content of rivers flowing off western Turkey). The 19-mile-long Bosporus waterway separates Europe from Asia: it appears, top, as a narrow break in the land bridge which divides the Sea of Marmara from the Black Sea (top). Istanbul (Constantinople), the ancient capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, is Turkey's modern center of commerce. European Turkey appears top left.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 128k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 610 - 50
Geographical Name: TURKEY  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 28.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
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
Land Views:  
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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