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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-744-48 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

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  STS073-744-048 Northwestern Los Angeles Basin, California, U.S.A. November 1995
Four mountain ranges are discernible in this color infrared, near-vertical photograph of the northwest part of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area--the Santa Monica Mountains that form the southern boundary of the San Fernando Valley and lie west of Los Angeles; the Santa Susana Mountains on the northwest side of the valley; the San Gabriel Mountains east of the Santa Susanas; and the Verdugo Mountains, a much smaller range sandwiched between the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains. Apparent are the ground transportation corridors--U.S. Highway 101, Interstate Highway 5, and Interstate Highway 210 that connect the San Fernando Valley with the much larger Los Angeles Basin. Visible are Van Norman Reservoir west of Interstate Highway 5; the east-west runways of the Los Angeles International Airport; Marina del Rey northwest of the airport; and some of the gridded street network of downtown Los Angeles near the junction of Interstate Highway 5, U.S. Highway 101, and the Los Angeles River. The large red areas of vegetation are probably parks or golf courses.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 371k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 744 - 48
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.0N x 118.5W
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: 5   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 117  
Date: 19951027   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181941   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 118.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 155   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: LOS ANGELES  
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