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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS060-90-15 Date: Feb. 1994
Geographic Region: ITALY

STS060-090-015 Pisa Area, Italy February, 1994
The central west coast of Italy, roughly between La Spezia and Livorno, is captured in this southwest-looking view. This stretch of Italian coastline that borders the Ligurian Sea is sometimes referred too as the Tuscan Riviera because of its numerous beach resorts that rim the coastline. The Alpi Apuane range of picturesque mountains (some snow on the higher elevations in this image) serves as a scenic backdrop for the narrow coastal corridor. Paralleling this range of mountains to the east (bottom edge of image), a small section of the snow-capped Apennine Mountains is also visible. The Arno River Valley provides a strikingly different looking landscape south of the mountains. The extensive plains of the Arno River, is densely populated and intensely productive in terms of generating assorted agricultural products. The world famous city of Pisa is located near the coast on the Arno River. A runway (short, linear, light colored feature) of Pisa International Airport can be identified south of the city. The darker terrain seen along the immediate coast is vegetated wetlands. A small lake (roughly oval-shaped, dark feature) can be discerned near the center of the image. Light-colored plumes are visible in the near shore coastal waters.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 337k
Mission: STS060  
Roll - Frame: 90 - 15
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.5N x 10.5E
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: 4   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 126  
Date: 19940211   YYYYMMDD
Time: 112251   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 10.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 177   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 191   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: SEA, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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