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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS038-85-103 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: USA-FLORIDA
Feature: KEY WEST

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  STS038-85-103 Florida Keys and Key West, Florida, U.S.A. November 1990
This south-looking, low-oblique photograph captures the southernmost city in the continental United States, Key West, with the runways of the Key West Naval Air Station obvious near the center of the photograph. The island of Key West [4 miles (6 kilometers) long and 2 miles (3 kilometers) wide and located 60 miles (97 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Florida] is one of the Florida Keys, a chain of small coral and limestone islands and reefs that curves southwest for 150 miles (240 kilometers) from just south of Miami Beach to Key West. The causeway connecting the mainland with Key West was completed in 1938, just 3 years after the city was rebuilt following extensive hurricane damage. Many of the islands are habitable; they are generally covered with dense growths of low trees, shrubs, and mangrove swamps. The Florida Keys are noted for their tropical vegetation, commercial fisheries, and resorts. Especially popular in winter, Key West is an artist colony, a fishing resort, a commercial shrimping and fishing center, and a cigar manufacturing site.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 102k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 103
Geographical Name: USA-FLORIDA  
Features: KEY WEST  
Center Lat x Lon: 24.5N x 81.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 47  
 
Date: 19901118   YYYYMMDD
Time: 202009   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 82.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 230   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, FOREST  
Water Views: GULF, BAY, CHANNEL, LAGOON, SWAMP, REEF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: KEY WEST  
Photo is not associated with any sequences


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