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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS056-77-35 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-NEW MEXICO
Feature: SALT FLATS E. OF SANDIA


IMAGE
 
STS056-077-035 Estancia Basin, Central New Mexico, U.S.A. April 1993
The highly reflective dry lakes of Laguna del Perro in the geographic center of New Mexico are apparent in this northwest-looking photograph. Lying between sand dune ridges, these salt lakes are part of the larger Estancia Basin, which is made up of sand hills and old sand dunes. The dark Gallinas Mountains, with Gallinas Peak reaching 8637 feet (2633 meters), lie to the south of Laguna del Perro. Part of the north-south-aligned Manzano Mountains, with Manzano Peak reaching 10 089 feet (3078 meters), is visible (top center of the photograph). The northern extension of a dark, ribbonlike lava flow is apparent to the south.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 297k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 35
Geographical Name: USA-NEW MEXICO  
Features: SALT FLATS E. OF SANDIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5N x 106W
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: 8   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
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: 39  
 
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151443   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 105.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 31   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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