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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-712-37 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-MARYLAND

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  STS090-712-037 Patuxent River Naval Air Center, Maryland April, 1998
Located 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Washington D. C. on a peninsula known as Center Point, the runways of the Patuxent River Naval Air Center can be seen in this south-looking view. The runways mark the area just south of where the mouth of the Patuxent River enters Chesapeake Bay. Patuxent was commissioned in April 1943 to centralize widely dispersed air testing facilities and is presently home to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. Chesapeake Bay covers a good portion of the left side of the image. A small portion of the Delmarva Peninsula from Taylor's Island to Hooper Island is visible in the bottom left portion of the image. The mouth of the Potomac River is visible in the upper center and upper right portion of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 317k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 712 - 37
Geographical Name: USA-MARYLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 76.5W
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: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 128  
Date: 19980425   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163053   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 77.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 159   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 133   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 64   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: BAY, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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