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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS039-96-69 Date: May 1991
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: GUADALUPE MTNS AREA

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  STS039-096-069 Guadalupe Mountains, Texas, U.S.A. May 1991
Featured in this photograph are Salt Basin, a broad, flat valley consisting of windblown sands and white alkali salt flats approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) due east of El Paso, and the dark, rugged Guadalupe Mountains, the largest fossil reef in the world. El Capitan, an imposing cliff composed of limestone reef rock, and Guadalupe Peak [8749 feet (2667 meters) above sea level], the highest point in Texas, are near the southern end of the Guadalupe Mountains. Combined U.S. Highway 62 and U.S. Highway 180, the linear east-west-trending feature, can be traced across this arid landscape, just south of an agricultural area. Irrigated field patterns west of the salt flats identify the small town of Dell City.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 313k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 96 - 69
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: GUADALUPE MTNS AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.8N x 104.9W
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: W   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: 72  
 
Date: 19910502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 203234   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 103.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 202   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 138   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 60   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, DESERT, BASIN  
Water Views: PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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