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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-101-56 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: MATAGORDA BAY, PORT LAVACA

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  STS058-101-056 Matagorda Bay and San Antonio Bay, Texas, U.S.A. October 1993
Matagorda Bay and San Antonio Bay, two of the larger bays of central coastal Texas, are visible in this near-vertical photograph. Sandy barrier islands have created a series of estuaries that separate the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. Runways of an abandoned airstrip are barely visible near the northeast end of Matagorda Island, which lies south of Matagorda Peninsula, the sliver of barrier beach that extends southwest. Substantial suspended sediments are widespread throughout the estuaries and the shoreside waters of the gulf. Northwest of Matagorda Bay are Lavaca Bay and Port Lavaca, southwest of a bridge crossing the bay. Small Port O’Connor, southeast of Port Lavaca on the western edge of Matagorda Bay, is discernible on the northeastern point of land on the large peninsula that separates Matagorda Bay and San Antonio Bay. Some cultivated field patterns are apparent on the mainland.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 289k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 101 - 56
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: MATAGORDA BAY, PORT LAVACA  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.5N x 96.5W
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: 31   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 84  
 
Date: 19931023   YYYYMMDD
Time: 195500   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 98W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 214   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 152   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLAND, PLAIN  
Water Views: BAY, CHANNEL, GULF  
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