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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-740-69 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: MAZATLAN, COAST

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  STS090-740-069 Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico April 1998
The physical setting of the popular resort city of Mazatlan (concentration of light colored area along the coast near the center of the picture), with an estimated 500,000 in population, is visible along this section of the west coast of Mexico. Immediately inland from the extensive coastal beaches, two lagoons that parallel the coastline can be identified southeast of Mazatlan. The general topography along the narrow coastal plains consist of rolling, vegetated hills (darker terrain) and drier, less vegetated valleys (lighter colored landscape). The general climate for this area along the west coast of Mexico is semi-arid.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 323k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 740 - 69
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: MAZATLAN, COAST  
Center Lat x Lon: 23.5N x 106.5W
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: 37   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 148  
 
Date: 19980426   YYYYMMDD
Time: 224041   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 106.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 271   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 137   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: LAGOON, OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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