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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS039-89-62 Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: LOS ANGELES AREA

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  STS039-089-062 Los Angeles Basin, California, U.S.A. May 1991
The Los Angeles metropolitan area includes five counties and covers 34 000 square miles (88 060 square kilometers). Nearly 10 million people live and work in this dynamic region. Los Angeles is important economically because of shipping, industrial facilities, distribution centers, and financial institutions. Several major interstate highways can be identified, and many of the large industrial and commercial areas can be identified by their highly reflective signatures. These clustered areas are usually found alongside major ground transportation routes. Downtown Los Angeles (near the center of photograph) can be seen west of Interstate Highway 5, which traverses southeast-northwest. Since this photograph is made on color infrared film, the reddish signatures represent vegetated areas; usually more intense red is indicative of vibrant vegetation. Not surprisingly, the red areas in this photograph (trees, grasses, and shrubs) are predominantly found on the mountains, hills, and parks that are scattered throughout the region. The two long, parallel runways of Los Angeles International Airport are visible southwest of the center of the photograph, midway between the Santa Monica Mountains to the north and the Palos Verdes Hills to the south. (Refer to STS-039-151-184, a natural color photograph of the same general area that was taken on the same mission. The color infrared film presents a crisper, sharper, and—in general—more detailed photograph than does the natural color film and allows one to identify additional physical features.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 162k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 89 - 62
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: LOS ANGELES AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.1N x 118.4W
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: 40   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 25  
 
Date: 19910429   YYYYMMDD
Time: 222413   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 119W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 246   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 141   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, COAST, FOREST, HILL, MOUNTAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: BAY, OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: LOS ANGELES  
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