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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-758-48 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-NORTH CAROLINA

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  STS078-758-048 Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, USA June 1996
Pamlico Sound, partly visible in this near vertical picture, is a large inlet (dark blue feature) of the Atlantic Ocean that is located along the east coast of North Carolina. The wide mouth of the Pamlico River and the Pungo Estuary are visible near the western edge of the image. The color infrared quality (green vegetation is shown as reddish colors/hues) accentuates landscape features and also helps to map changes in the land-water boundary. The ability to discriminate cultivated field patterns is also enhanced by the color infrared image. Several specific features can be identified: Lake Mattamuskeet (large dark body of water--bottom middle) which is a National Wildlife Refuge and a state highway bridge that crosses the lake; Alligator Lake (smaller, roughly oval-shaped dark feature--bottom right); and the Alligator-Pungo Canal (dark, linear feature--bottom right). A few cumulus clouds (lower right corner) are not to be confused with the lighter-colored cultivated fields (angular patterns).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 758 - 48
Geographical Name: USA-NORTH CAROLINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 76W
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: 16   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 114  
Date: 19960627   YYYYMMDD
Time: 161712   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 133   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 74   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, FOREST  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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