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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-42-43 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

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  STS61A-042-0043 Houston and Galveston, Texas, U.S.A. November 1985
The Houston and Galveston metropolitan areas are apparent in this southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. Houston, the fourth most populous city in the United States, is one of the world's major oil centers; a great commercial, financial, medical, and industrial hub; and home of the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Access to the Port of Houston, the third-busiest port in the United States, is possible via a dredged channel from the Gulf of Mexico through shallow Galveston Bay. Galveston has major shipbuilding and repair yards and is a major tourist area. Rich agricultural lands of the coastal plain surround Houston from the south to the northwest. The large smoke plume (left center) was caused by an explosion and fire at a major oil refinery in the small community of Mont Belvieu.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 358k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 42 - 43
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N 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: 43   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 95  
Date: 19851105   YYYYMMDD
Time: 154218   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 93.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 138   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 176   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: GULF, BAY  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY  
City Views:  
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