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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-736-18 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-COLORADO

STS078-736-018 Colorado Springs Area, Colorado, USA June 1996
Even though the colors of this scene are subdued, some man-made features as well as two of the grander natural features are evident in this near-vertical image. Sections of Interstate Highway 25 that connects Colorado Springs (south central part of image) with Denver to the north are visible east of the rugged Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. U. S. Highway 24 (light feature extending northwest from Colorado Springs) runs through the Ute Pass fault valley, which separates Pike Peak (south) from the southern end of the Rampart Range (one of the Front Ranges). Pikes Peak, an ancient rock dating back about a billion years and made almost entirely of pink granite, is the massive, unforested geologic structure in the southwest quadrant of the image. The Rampart Range is the large, rugged, north-trending mountain block. Within Colorado Springs, the north-oriented runway and taxiway (straight, light-colored area) of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport are clearly visible immediately southeast of the city.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 355k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 736 - 18
Geographical Name: USA-COLORADO  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.0N x 105W
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: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 98  
Date: 19960626   YYYYMMDD
Time: 161327   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 105.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 100   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 143   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY, AIRPORT  
City Views:  

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