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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-746-56 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-ALABAMA

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  STS073-746-056 Tennessee River, North-Central Alabama, U.S.A. October 1995
This portion of the west-flowing Tennessee River widens as a result of Wheeler Dam that created Wheeler Lake east of Florence (not in this photograph). Barely discernible are Decatur along the south bank of the Tennessee River (near the bottom) and Huntsville to the northeast, whose eastward growth is severely limited by low, north-south-oriented mountains. Two highway bridges cross the Tennessee River near Decatur--easternmost Interstate Highway 65 and thin, light Interstate Highway 565 that connects Decatur and Huntsville. Visible are the dual runways of Huntsville-Madison County Airport (slightly left of center) midway between Huntsville and Decatur. Color infrared film (green vegetation is shown in various shades of red) helps delineate forested mountains, stream bottoms, and woodlands (deeper red) from lighter cultivated fields and grasslands.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 402k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 746 - 56
Geographical Name: USA-ALABAMA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5N x 87W
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: 12   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 49  
Date: 19951023   YYYYMMDD
Time: 135237   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 121   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 21   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT, HIGHWAY  
City Views:  
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