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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-741-60 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-MARYLAND

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  STS073-741-060 The Potomac River, Maryland/Virginia, U.S.A. October 1995
Flanked by the state of Virginia to the west (top of image), and the state of Maryland to the east (bottom of image), the Potomac River can be seen in this northwest-looking low-oblique color-infrared view. The terrain in this region is gently rolling, with forest cover (deep red on the infrared view) and patches of cleared or pasture land (paler shades of red). The headwaters of the Potomac are near Cumberland, Maryland, and the stream flows generally southeast for 285 miles (459 km). The river has cut several gaps across the parallel ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. The river enters the scene near Great Falls (upper right), passes through the Washington, D.C., area, and enters the tidal estuary south of the city as it flows toward Chesapeake Bay.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 375k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 741 - 60
Geographical Name: USA-MARYLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 77W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 19   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 65  
Date: 19951024   YYYYMMDD
Time: 135249   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 131   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, ESTUARY  
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