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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS047-77-82 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: KYRGYZSTAN

STS047-077-082 Lake Issyk-Kul', Kyrgystan September 1992
Lake Issyk-Kul', located in northeastern Kyrgystan, is a brackish lake surrounded by many of the lesser mountain ranges that comprise the formidable Tien Shan Range. Issyk-Kul', whose surface is approximately 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) above sea level, is an extremely deep lake, measuring 2303 feet (700 meters) at its deepest point. It is approximately 115 miles (195 kilometers) long and 38 miles (60 kilometers) at its maximum width. Cultivated field patterns can be seen around the periphery of the lake, with the most concentrated areas on the delta that has formed along the eastern end of the lake. The snowcapped mountain ranges to the north and south have peaks that vary in elevation from 13 000 to more than 18 000 feet (3960 to 5490 meters) above sea level. Practically all of the water needed for agriculture is obtained from the runoff from glaciers and snowmelt.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 165k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 82
Geographical Name: KYRGYZSTAN  
Features: LAKE ISSYK-KUL  
Center Lat x Lon: 42.5N x 77.5E
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: 40   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 26  
Date: 19920914   YYYYMMDD
Time: 041712   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 79.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 132   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 169   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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