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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS074-708-30 Date: Nov. 1995
Geographic Region: IRAN

STS074-708-030 Safid River Delta, Rasht, Iran November 1995
The deltaic plain of the Safid River can be seen in this near-nadir view. The rugged, forested Elburz Mountains cover the upper and upper right portion of the image. The Caspian Sea is visible covering the bottom third of the image. The Safid River, 450 miles (725 km) long, rises in the Tallish Mountains of northwestern Iran and flows generally eastward, emptying into the Caspian Sea near the city of Rasht. The river has cut a water gap through the Elburz Mountains (upper right), and this gap provides a major transportation route between the capital city of Tehran (not visible on the image) and the Caspian lowlands. At the right center of the image, the city of Rasht, a major silk-manufacturing center, is discernible. Rasht is a trade center for an agricultural region where rice, cotton products, and peanuts are produced.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 354k
Mission: STS074  
Roll - Frame: 708 - 30
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 50.0E
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: 37   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 16  
Date: 19951113   YYYYMMDD
Time: 114125   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 48.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 229   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 20   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  

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