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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS052-153-58 Date: Oct. 1992
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

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  STS052-153-58 Texas Gulf Coast, U.S.A. November 1992
The central and upper Texas Gulf Coast from San Antonio Bay on the southwest to beyond Galveston Bay on the northeast can be seen in this north-looking, low-oblique photograph. The city of Houston, with its major highways radiating outward in all directions, is visible to the right of center of the photograph. The highly reflective areas east of the city are industrial complexes along the ship channel. The dark forested areas of the East Texas Piney Woods can be seen to the north and northeast of Houston, along with numerous lakes, including, from west to east, Lake Conroe, Lake Livingston, Lake Sam Rayburn, and Toledo Bend Reservoir. The lighter area to the northeast of the reservoir is the Red River Valley in western Louisiana. Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay can be seen east of Houston. There are numerous agricultural fields west and southwest of Houston, and south-southwest of the agricultural areas are Matagorda Bay and San Antonio Bay. Northwest of Houston, near Bryan and College Station can be seen the light brownish Brazos River Valley; and between the two rivers is Lake Somerville. Beyond this lake, a faint green band roughly parallel to the coast delineates the Carrizo Sandstone Unit. This iron-rich sandstone is distinctive because, in this sandy soil, pine trees thrive and grow in abundance.

In this view of the central and north Gulf Coast of Texas (30.0N, 96.0W), San Antonio Bay, Matagorda Bay and Galveston/Trinity Bay are clearly seen though small sediment plumes at the tidal passes are visible. The large field patterns of irrigated agriculture highlights an ancient deltaic plain formed by the Colorado and Brazos Rivers. Many manmade lakes and reservoirs, as far west as Lake Belton and Lake Waco and as far east as Toledo Bend are visible.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 100k
Mission: STS052  
Roll - Frame: 153 - 58
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 96W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 37   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 49  
Date: 19921025   YYYYMMDD
Time: 172722   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 164   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 158   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: GULF, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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