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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-211-80 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: ROMANIA
Feature: CARPATHIAN MTS., RIVERS

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  STS068-211-080 Carpathian Mountains, Romania October, 1994
The southern arm of the Carpathian Mountain chain that extends through central Romania is known as the Transylvanian Alps. Snow cover (white areas) on the higher elevations, generally exceeding 5000 feet (1524 meters) above sea level, helps to accentuate the ice-formed peaks and ridgelines of this range of mountains, specifically located between Brasov (north) and Ploiesti (south). Numerous tributary stream valleys have created a rugged topography. Notice that most of the drainage from the Transylvanian Alps is towards the south and southeast. The deeper red colors indicate extensive forested terrain (green vegetation is recorded as shades of red on color infrared photography) on the steep mountain slopes. Lighter reds show areas where forest cover is less dense or the trees have been removed. The gray-looking swath of land (near bottom left corner) is an intermontane valley west of Brasov. Immediately south of the valley the highest peak (8222 feet-2506 meters) in the scene is visible near the north end of the mountain range (bottom center).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 411k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 211 - 80
Geographical Name: ROMANIA  
Features: CARPATHIAN MTS., RIVERS  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 177  
 
Date: 19941011   YYYYMMDD
Time: 075723   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 26.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 143   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 110   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 31   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER  
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