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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-48-72 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: GALVESTON BAY

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  STS61A-048-0072 Galveston and Galveston Bay, Texas, U.S.A. November 1985
Apparent in this southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph is Galveston on the eastern tip of Galveston Island at the entrance to sediment-laden Galveston Bay, a shallow inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston is a major port of entry with shipbuilding and repair, oil refining, fishing and shrimping, and tourism as major industries. East Bay and West Bay, between Bolivar Peninsula and the barrier island of Galveston, are part of the Intracoastal Waterway. The reflective area northwest of Galveston denotes numerous oil refineries and petrochemical plants in Texas City. Clear Lake City, home of the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, is discernible (bottom center).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 319k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 48 - 72
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: GALVESTON BAY  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 95W
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: 10   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 64  
 
Date: 19851103   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164034   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 95.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 152   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: BAY, GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY  
City Views:  
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