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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-42-46 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

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  STS61A-042-0046 Houston and Galveston Bay, Texas, U.S.A. November 1985
Houston, the fourth most populous city in the United States, is featured in this east-looking, low-oblique photograph. A channel dredged within Galveston Bay, whose average depth is 12 feet (4 meters), allows merchant ships and tankers to enter the Port of Houston, the third-busiest port in the United States. Galveston is discernible at the east end of Galveston Island at the entrance to Galveston Bay. Visible are reflective areas northwest of Galveston that identify large oil refinery and petrochemical plants in Texas City; rich agricultural lands of the coastal plain on either side of Galveston Bay and south of Houston; and a large smoke plume from an oil refinery fire north of Baytown in the small community of Mont Belvieu.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 354k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 42 - 46
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
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: 43   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 95  
Date: 19851105   YYYYMMDD
Time: 154243   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 92.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 140   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: BAY, GULF, CHANNEL  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY  
City Views:  
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