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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51B-33-31 Date: na 1985
Geographic Region: USA-NEW YORK

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  STS51B-33-0031 Oneida Lake, Tug Hill Plateau, Adirondacks, New York May 1985
The varied landscape of north-central New York can be seen in this northwest-looking view. The Space Shuttle covers the upper portion of this image. The Saint Lawrence River, with Lake Ontario to the west (left) is visible traversing the upper portion of the image. Oneida Lake, an arm of the former pre-glacial Lake Iroquois, is a shallow lake 22 miles (35 km) long and about 6 miles (10 km) wide. Lake Onieda is part of the New York Barge Canal System (former Erie Canal) and is visible in the lower left quadrant of the image. To the southwest (left) of Oneida Lake is the city of Syracuse with Onandaga Lake situated in the city's northwest sector. To the north and east of Oneida Lake is the barren and rugged Tug Hill Plateau. The Tug Hill Plateau is an outlying remnant of the Allegheny Plateau to the south. With the plateau's location east of Lake Ontario, the Tug Hill Plateau receives some of the highest yearly snowfall amounts of anywhere in the eastern United States. The Black River Valley separates the Tug Hill Plateau from the rugged, forested Adirondack Mountains (lower right). A circular mountain mass, the Adirondacks area is a southern extension of the Laurentian Plateau of eastern Canada. Composed chiefly of Metamorphic rock, the rising mountain mass is like a large dome that has been eroded by streams and carved by glaciers for over thousands of years, giving the Adirondacks its rugged appearance.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 358k
Mission: STS51B  
Roll - Frame: 33 - 31
Geographical Name: USA-NEW YORK  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.0N x 75.5W
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: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 1985____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
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