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IdentificationMission: ISS007 Roll: E Frame: 17770 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS007
Country or Geographic Name: USA-MASSACHUSETTS
Features: BOSTON, AIRPORT, HARBOR, BAY
Center Point Latitude: 42.5 Center Point Longitude: -71.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
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ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: 14
Camera Focal Length: 800mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 20031020 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 131352 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 43.3, Longitude: -70.7 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 128 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 200 nautical miles (370 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 21 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 59
Were astronauts cheering the Red Sox from the International Space Station? Or enjoying New Englandís fall colors on a fine fall day in mid October (the red color along the estuary north of Logan airport hints of the fall colors that the region enjoyed)? Or trying to observe Bostonís ďBig DigĒ, the local transportation project that is now the largest civil engineering project in U.S. history? Regardless of the reason, this image provides a good birdís-eye view of the center of the city, including famous colonial and independence locations extending from Boston Common to the North End.
Wispy clouds hover over the south end of Logan Airport. Ship traffic in the Charles and Mystic Rivers is marked by the wakes of the ships. And highly reflective construction locations, including the new I-93 and bridge over the Charles River, and highway exchanges at Logan Airport mark new elements of Bostonís Big Dig.
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