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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS079-783-26 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-MARYLAND
Feature: BALTIMORE, CHESAPEAKE B.

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  STS079-783-026 Baltimore, Maryland, USA September 1996
Downtown Baltimore (center of the picture) is easy to identify as the focal point where numerous highways (light-colored lines) come together. This expansive highway network and the extensive urban area places Baltimore within Megalopolis, one of the world’s largest populated land corridors, extending from Boston (MA) to Richmond (VA). Although the infrastructure of the port facilities can not be observed on this small scale image, the proximity of Baltimore Harbor to Chesapeake Bay illustrates that Baltimore’s economy, at least in part, is tied to the fishing industry as well as seagoing international shipping and commerce. The intersecting runways of Baltimore-Washington International Airport are visible south of the downtown area. Two noted highway bridges are visible: the Francis Scott Key Bridge at the mouth of Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge northeast of Annapolis.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 381k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 783 - 26
Geographical Name: USA-MARYLAND  
Features: BALTIMORE, CHESAPEAKE B.  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.0N x 76.5W
Film Exposure: F   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 17   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: 68  
 
Date: 19960920   YYYYMMDD
Time: 144738   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 77.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 132   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 203   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY, AIRPORT  
City Views: BALTIMORE  
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