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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS059-210-11 Date: Apr. 1994
Feature: OMSK

STS059-210-011 Omsk, Russia April 1994
The Russian city of Omsk, with a population of more than 1 million, is located on the southern boundary of the western Siberian lowlands. This photograph, taken with snow covering most of the landscape, shows large cultivated field patterns of spring wheat surrounding the city. Omsk is a major river port on the Irtysh River, which flows south to north. Located in the city are oil refineries, grain mills, textile plants, and manufacturing centers for agricultural machinery and railroad equipment. Omsk is a major ground transportation hub for the region. The Trans-Siberian railroad that extends from Moscow to Vladivostok is visible running east-west through the downtown area, and other railroads and highways are seen radiating outward from downtown Omsk. The dark area of the central city is probably caused by either the "heat island" effect of the city or by burning fossil fuels in homes and factories, resulting in air pollution.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 180k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 210 - 11
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: OMSK  
Center Lat x Lon: 55.0N x 73.5E
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: 13   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 44  
Date: 19940412   YYYYMMDD
Time: 030113   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 55.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 73.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 110   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 23   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views: PLUME  
City Views: OMSK  

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