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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51G-38-43 Date: Jun. 1985
Geographic Region: ECUADOR
Feature: GUAYAQUIL, RIO GUAYAS

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  STS51G-38-0043 Guayaquil, Ecuador June 1985
The largest city in Ecuador, Guayaquil, can be seen in this near-nadir view (north to left). Guayaquil is a bustling city combining the functions of a national port and manufacturing center, with good road and rail links to most of Ecuador. With the capture of Guayaquil from Spanish forces in 1821 and with Ecuador gaining independence from Spain shortly thereafter, the city began to grow in strategic and economic importance. The sediment-laden Guayas River spans the center of the image, and Santay Island is near the center of the view. A 33 foot (10 meter) deep channel is maintained from the comparatively sediment free Salado estuary (at right center) to the Gulf of Guayaquil and the Pacific Ocean, about 43 miles (70 km) from the Guayaquil’s port facilities to the south of the city. Clouds cover the broad, poorly drained lowlands east of the city (upper portion of image). The low-flat-topped Blue Hills are discernible to the west of the city (bottom left).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 362k
Mission: STS51G  
Roll - Frame: 38 - 43
Geographical Name: ECUADOR  
Features: GUAYAQUIL, RIO GUAYAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 2.5S x 80W
Film Exposure: U   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 22   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 97  
 
Date: 19850623   YYYYMMDD
Time: 143302   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 2.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 78.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 54   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 165   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 42   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, HILL  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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