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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS073-740-62 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-ARIZONA

STS073-740-062 Tucson Area, Arizona, U.S.A. October 1995
Tucson, near the center of the photograph, is an excellent example of topography helping shape the development of a city. The city's westward expansion has been affected by the Santa Cruz River, which flows northward toward Phoenix, and, more significantly, by the Tucson Mountains. South of Tucson, numerous drainage channels fan out in an alluvial arrangement that is not conducive to urban development. To the northeast and east, the Mount Lemmon Mountains provide a formidable barrier to development--Mount Lemmon, northeast of the city, rises 9157 feet (2791 meters) above sea level, and Mount Mica, east of the city, climbs 8666 feet (2641 meters) above sea level. The Tanque Verde Wash is the highly reflective drainage channel near the northern edge of the city. Large open-pit copper mines and their spoil banks are clearly visible south of the city and west of the Santa Cruz River. The northwest-southeast-oriented runways of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Tucson International Airport are barely visible in southern Tucson.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 351k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 740 - 62
Geographical Name: USA-ARIZONA  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.0N x 111W
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: 32   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: 53  
Date: 19951023   YYYYMMDD
Time: 200634   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 109.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 202   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, MINING  
City Views:  

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