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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS51B-147-16 Date: na 1985
Geographic Region: USA-MISSOURI

STS51B-147-0016 Mississippi River, Illinois May 1985
This panoramic south-looking view shows the Mississippi River entering the scene to the left of the bottom center (north) near Canton, Missouri. The Mississippi River exits the scene just to the north of where the Illinois River enters the Mississippi River at the top center of the image. This part of the middle Mississippi River is a rich grain and livestock area, a part of the Great Corn Belt Region of the Midwestern United States. The Illinois River can be seen entering the scene at the left center of the image. The Missouri River and the extreme northeastern portion of the Ozark Plateau of east central Missouri are visible in the top right quadrant of the image. In the bottom right quarter of the image, the Clarence Cannon Reservoir, a recreational lake on the Salt River, is discernible. The streaks visible in the upper left and upper right portions of the image are caused by the glare of the sun on the Space Shuttle window.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 335k
Mission: STS51B  
Roll - Frame: 147 - 16
Geographical Name: USA-MISSOURI  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5N x 91.3W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: LH
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 64  
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
Land Views: VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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