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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS040-73-85 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: IRAN

STS040-073-085 Southwest Iran June 1991
This southwest-looking photograph toward the Strait of Hormuz and the southeastern tip of the Saudi Arabian Peninsula (visible near the horizon) shows a rugged, arid landscape of unusually dry basins and formidable mountain ranges. The large U-shaped basin toward the northwest is part of the Shahdab Salt Desert, and the smaller east-west trending, southern basin is the Murian Marsh Basin. The basins and valleys, usually identifiable by light colors, contain many salt flats and wide expanses of stone. The southern end of the folded Zagros Mountains edging western Iran is visible in the western section of the photograph. The bluish and milky lakes in the northeast corner are normally dry lake beds in the southwest corner of Afghanistan, with numerous alluvial fans along the eastern flanks of the mountains immediately southwest of the lakes.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 91k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 73 - 85
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 59.0E
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: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 14  
Date: 19910606   YYYYMMDD
Time: 091949   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 61.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 248   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 159   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 68   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: GULF, STRAIT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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