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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-256-68 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA
Feature: ALEXANDRIA AREA, RED R.

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  STS068-256-068 Alexandria, Louisiana October 1994
A concentration of cultivated field patterns is observable on the floodplain (light-colored swath running horizontally across the image) of the Red River both southeast and northwest of Alexandria. The actual river channel is difficult to identify as it flows southeast, especially as it meanders through the built-up urban area of Alexandria. Since Alexandria is located near the center of the state, several ground transportation links including highways—Interstate Highway 49 that connects Shreveport with Lafayette—and railroad right a ways can be traced across the fairly flat landscape (generally light-colored, thin, linear features). The darker terrain is primarily forested land. Intersecting runways for the two airports can also be discriminated: England Air Force Base immediately west of the highly reflective downtown area in the center of the image, and Esler Field which is located northeast of the downtown area of Alexandria.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 341k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 256 - 68
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Features: ALEXANDRIA AREA, RED R.  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.5N x 92.5W
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: 20   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 87  
 
Date: 19941005   YYYYMMDD
Time: 190539   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 91.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 208   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: ALEXANDRIA  
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