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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS080-748-80 Date: Nov. 1996
Geographic Region: CHINA

STS080-748-080 Lake Dian Area, China November 1996
The darker, north-south oriented landforms are vegetated mountain ridges, where the maximum elevations exceed 8000 feet (2440 meters) above sea level. The lighter-colored landscape shows the location of the valleys that are interspersed throughout this region of east central Yunnan Province. Four lakes, (two lakes are light in color, while two lakes are dark in color) that are aligned north to south, are located in geologically faulted valleys. The largest lake (light-colored feature slightly below center of image) is Lake Dian. Lake Dian is approximately 25 miles (40 km) in length and covers roughly 116 square miles (300 sq km) in surface area. The capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming (population of the metropolitan area is estimated to 3.5 million people) is visible at the north end of Lake Dian (near bottom left). The capital city sits on a plateau that is about 6300 feet (1920 m) above sea level. Extensive areas of karst topography, immediately east of the four lakes, have created unique landforms that are a favorite tourist attraction.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 447k
Mission: STS080  
Roll - Frame: 748 - 80
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 24.5N x 102.5E
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: 39   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 133  
Date: 19961128   YYYYMMDD
Time: 051247   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 105.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 188   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 189   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  

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