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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS038-84-72 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: REPUBLIC SOUTH AFRICA
Feature: ELANDSRIVER

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  STS038-084-072 Pilanesberg Mountains, South Africa November 1990
This near-vertical photograph has a prominent circular physiographic feature near its center—the Pilanesberg Mountains. With a maximum elevation of 5535 feet (1685 meters) above sea level, these mountains are located approximately 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Pretoria in northeastern South Africa. Other physiographic features are elevated roughly 2000 feet (610 meters) above the surrounding terrain. The mountains are part of a highly mineralized region where diamonds, platinum, chrome, uranium, and tin are mined. The small rural town of Rustenburg, with an estimated population 30 000, is barely visible south of the Pilanesberg Mountains and east of the linear mountains that are also south of the Pilanesbergs. The eastward-flowing Elands River can be seen immediately south of the Pilanesbergs. In addition to the mining activity, this region produces such crops as fruits, tobacco, and cotton. Most climatologists place this region in a semiarid, steppe classification, where rainfall amounts generally do not exceed 20 inches (50 centimeters) annually.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 215k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 84 - 72
Geographical Name: REPUBLIC SOUTH AFRICA  
Features: ELANDSRIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5S x 27.0E
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: 19   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 52  
 
Date: 19901119   YYYYMMDD
Time: 044334   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 27.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 103   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 140   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 19   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, ESCARPMENT, MOUNTAIN, PLATEAU  
Water Views: RIVER, RESERVOIR  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DAM  
City Views:  
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