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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51I-31-93 Date: Aug. 1985
Geographic Region: GUYANA
Feature: GEORGETOWN

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  STS51I-31-0093 Georgetown, Essequibo River Mouth, Guyana August 1985
The mouth of the sediment-laden Essequibo River is visible in this west-looking view. The Essequibo River, the longest river in Guyana at 600 miles (995 km) long, rises in the Guiana Highlands near the Brazilian border. The river flows northward to the Atlantic Ocean and there are rapids and waterfalls along most of its course. East of the Essequibo is the smaller Demerara River (near center of image), which is 200 miles (320 km) long and rises in the Guiana Highlands of eastern Guyana. The river is navigable for ocean-going vessels inland to the port city of Mackenzie (not visible on image), an important exporting center for bauxite and kaolin. Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana, is on the east bank of the Demerara River at the Atlantic seacoast.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 324k
Mission: STS51I  
Roll - Frame: 31 - 93
Geographical Name: GUYANA  
Features: GEORGETOWN  
Center Lat x Lon: 7.0N x 58.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 70
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 37   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: 19  
 
Date: 19850828   YYYYMMDD
Time: 145231   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 7.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 60.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 81   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 195   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 71   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, SEDIMENT  
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