STS052-73-54
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Spacecraft nadir point: 28.5° N, 97.6° W

Photo center point: 28.0° N, 97.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 157 nautical miles (291km)
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Image Caption: The best standard-color Shuttle photograph of the city of Corpus Christi. Other photographs show very low contrast for the city itself.

This near vertical view of the south Texas coast shows the city of Corpus Christi (28.0N, 97.0W) and Corpus Christi Bay. Mustang Island and the Gulf of Mexico are seen in the Southeast corner of the view. The Nueces River flows into the bay from the west. The light toned squiggly lines in Corpus Christi Bay are mud trails caused by shrimp boats dragging their nets along the shallow bottom of the bay.