Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
5700 x 6000 pixels 500 x 526 pixels 640 x 480 pixels
Cloud masks available for this image:

Spacecraft nadir point: 30.3° N, 96.3° W

Photo center point: 30.0° N, 95.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 306 nautical miles (567km)
Click for Google map
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
5700 pixels 6000 pixels No No Download Image
500 pixels 526 pixels No No Download Image
640 pixels 480 pixels No No Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Image Caption:
S48-78-034: Color VIS photo of Galveston Bay, Texas. Sediment
patterns are noticeable on plume from ship channel.

This color photo view of Houston (29.5N, 95.0W) was taken with a dual camera mount for comparitive film type testing. Compare this scene with STS048-106- 034 for an analysis of the unique properties of each type. Comparitive tests such as this aids in determining the kinds of information unique to each film system and evaluates and compares photography taken through hazy atmospheres. Color film is best at presenting the image as it appears to the human eye.