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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS030-76-41 Date: May 1989
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA
Feature: NEW ORLEANS, MS. RIVER

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  STS030-076-041 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. May 1989
Featured in this photograph are metropolitan New Orleans; the verdant terrain immediately outside the urban area showing river alluvium and levees; and the dark, rural landscape surrounding New Orleans with numerous lakes interspersed throughout the swampy wetlands that are prevalent in this part of the Mississippi River delta. Apparent are large Salvador Lake south of New Orleans; most of the 24-mile (39-kilometer) causeway that connects New Orleans with the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain; and the shorter causeway that connects the eastern end of New Orleans to Slidell on the north shore of the lake. The canal system along the east side of New Orleans is part of the Intracoastal Waterway. The meandering, sediment-laden Mississippi River illustrates why New Orleans is nicknamed the Crescent City.

As one of the best ever views of the city of New Orleans, LA (30.0N, 90.0W) from space, this image allows the study of the city and the region in minute detail. Major city street and highway patterns can easily be traced. Even the Superdome near the old French Quarter can be seen as a large round white circle near the middle of the photo. The French Napoleonic Code land distribution system of long narrow fields fronting the river is also evident.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 327k
Mission: STS030  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 41
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Features: NEW ORLEANS, MS. RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 90W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 23   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 17  
 
Date: 19890505   YYYYMMDD
Time: 190025   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 90.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 232   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 173   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 71   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: LAKE, CHANNEL, SWAMP, DELTA, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, HIGHWAY  
City Views:  
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