STS048-78-34

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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)
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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.