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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS087-706-5 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: SIERRA MADRE ORIENTAL

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  STS087-706-5 Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico November 1997
The folded, rugged, Sierra Madre Oriental (eastern), a southern extension of the Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada, can be seen in this west-northwest view. The Sierra Madre Oriental is the boundary of the dissected eastern edge of the High Mexican Central Plateau and the Gulf coastal plain. Beginning as barren hills south of the Rio Grande in northeastern Mexico, the Sierra Madre Oriental extend generally southward approximately 700 miles (1125 km), to near 19 degrees north latitude paralleling the coast of the western Gulf of Mexico. The average elevation of the mountain range is 7000 feet (2135 meters) with some peaks exceeding 10000 feet (3050 meters). A wealth of minerals including iron ore, lead, silver, and gold, are extracted from the mountain range. The city of Monterey, Mexico is discernible just inward toward the center from the left center of the image. Clouds cover the coastal plain in the bottom third of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 367k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 706 - 5
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: SIERRA MADRE ORIENTAL  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.0N x 100W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 32  
 
Date: 19971121   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181505   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 98.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 179   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FAULT, UPLAND, ESCARPMENT  
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