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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-705-58 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: SICILY
Feature: PALERMO, STREETS, DOCKS

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  STS090-705-058 Palermo, Sicily, Italy April 1998
Although scattered clouds obscure some of the terrain, the extensiveness of the urban built-up area of Palermo is obvious near the center of the picture. With a population of roughly 700000 people, Palermo is the largest city and chief seaport of Sicily. The topography of this section of northern Sicily consists of the low mountains of the Conca D’Ora Range. The general texture of the land conveys the ruggedness of the surrounding landscape. The city faces a large bay that is part of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Intersecting runways (linear features) of the Palermo Airport are barely visible on the large peninsula west of the city.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 323k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 705 - 58
Geographical Name: SICILY  
Features: PALERMO, STREETS, DOCKS  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 13.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 15   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: 14  
 
Date: 19980418   YYYYMMDD
Time: 135829   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 12.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 246   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 140   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, COAST  
Water Views: BAY, SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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