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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS028-71-16 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: CANADA-BC
Feature: VANCOUVER

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  STS028-071-016 Vancouver Area, British Columbia, Canada August 1989
The picturesque city of Vancouver, with a population of more than 1.6 million, is situated on the Fraser River delta. The silt-laden Fraser River can be traced as it passes through canyons of the Coast Mountains to the large sediment plume in the Strait of Georgia, which separates the mainland from Vancouver Island. Several elongated, generally north-south-oriented lakes (Harrison Lake is the longest lake to the east) appear northeast of the city, and east and north of Vancouver are snow-covered mountain peaks, whose elevations generally exceed 7000 feet (2135 meters) above sea level. The American city of Bellingham, Washington, is visible along the coast approximately 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of downtown Vancouver. Careful study of the small peninsula that forms the western extent of Boundary Bay reveals the 49th parallel, the United States-Canada border, which then zigzags between the numerous islands south of Boundary Bay. On the Canadian side of the border these islands are called the Gulf Islands; on the U.S. side they are known as the San Juan Islands. (Refer to STS-028-072-044 for a closeup view of the city of Vancouver.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 371k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 71 - 16
Geographical Name: CANADA-BC  
Features: VANCOUVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 49.0N x 122.5W
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: 37   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 4  
 
Date: 19890808   YYYYMMDD
Time: 172041   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 48.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 124.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 115   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST, MOUNTAIN, COAST, ISLAND  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, LAKE, RESERVOIR, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: VANCOUVER  
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