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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-708-23 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

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  STS073-708-23 Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.A. October 1995
The grid street pattern designates the industrial city of Port Arthur along the northwest shore of Sabine Lake. Port Arthur's major industry is associated with refining petroleum products. The large white cloud and darker smoke in the general vicinity of the oil refineries suggest that a fire is in progress. Breakwaters reaching into the Gulf of Mexico help to modify the rate of coastal erosion around Sabine Pass and to reduce the amount of sediment in the ship channel that provides access to Sabine Lake. The east-to-west longshore current contains some sediment. The mottled landscape along the coast is very flat with extensive areas of swamps, lakes, and wetlands.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 275k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 708 - 23
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 94W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 85  
Date: 19951025   YYYYMMDD
Time: 183103   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 93.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 192   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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