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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-728-85 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA
Feature: LAKE NAHUEL HUAPI

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  STS081-728-085 Lago (Lake) Nahuel Huapi, Argentina January 1997
The elongate, dark feature in the center of the image, Lago Nahuel Huapi, is a glacially formed lake in the Andes Mountains of western Argentina. The Andes cross the middle of the view; roughly the upper third of the image is of Chile and the lower two-thirds is of west-central Argentina. While the difference is subtle, note that clouds cover the mountainous terrain on the Chile side of the continental divide, while the higher elevations of the Andes in Argentina lack clouds. Lago Traful, a much smaller Argentine glacial lake, can be seen north of Lago Nahuel Huapi. An extensive watershed that includes the Rio Limay (dark feature near center bottom) can be discriminated where runoff from the Andes Mountains has created a recognizable drainage pattern in this part of the Patagonia Plateau. Numerous lakes are visible on the Chilean side of the Andes Mountains.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 396k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 728 - 85
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Features: LAKE NAHUEL HUAPI  
Center Lat x Lon: 41S x 71.5W
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: 54   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 132  
 
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181359   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 67.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 306   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 205   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, PLATEAU  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
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