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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-34-23 Date: Oct. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-NEW YORK
Feature: ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS

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  STS61A-34-0023 Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid, New York November 1985
The peculiar ladder-shaped Lake Placid (just above the center of the image) can be seen in this near-nadir view. Numerous forested hills, valleys, and lakes of the northeastern Adirondack Mountains are also visible. The shape of Lake Placid, as seen on the image, was formed many thousands of years ago by cris-crossing fracture zones, stream erosion, and glaciation. The lake is nearly 5 miles (8 km) long. The uplifted Adirondacks are new mountains, geologically speaking, carved from very old rocks nearly three billion years old. Eroded over the many years and sculptured by glaciers, the Adirondacks continue to rise at about 3 millimeters a year. The highland areas around Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, offers spectacular scenery and attracts many thousands of visitors every year.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 431k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 34 - 23
Geographical Name: USA-NEW YORK  
Features: ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.5N x 74W
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: 14   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: 17  
 
Date: 19851031   YYYYMMDD
Time: 172626   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 73.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 193   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 180   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 31   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FOREST, FAULT  
Water Views: LAKE  
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