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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS081-728-55 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: GUATEMALA

STS081-728-055 Volcanoes, Guatemala January 1997
The two prominent stratovolcanoes near the center of the picture (look for the radial drainage) are Acatenango (west) and Fuego (east). Their respective summit elevations are 13,045 feet (3976 meters) and 12,336 feet (3760 meters) above sea level. These volcanoes are part of a volcanic belt, which is aligned northwest to southeast near the west coast of Central America. The volcanic belt is the result of the Cocos Plate and a small piece of the Nazca Plate being subducted under the Caribbean Plate. This image graphically shows the volcanic axis that extends from Lago (lake) Atitlan (dark feature, bottom right) southeasterly to beyond the smaller lake (dark feature) south of the lighter colored landscape of Guatemala City (middle left edge-not to be confused with the white clouds). The darker-looking mountainous terrain and the flanks of the volcanoes are covered by lush forest vegetation.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 411k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 728 - 55
Geographical Name: GUATEMALA  
Center Lat x Lon: 14.5N x 90.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 14   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: 131  
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162416   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 14.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 89.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 142   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 191   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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