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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51B-34-80 Date: na 1985
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: POPOCATEPETL, PUEBLA

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  STS51B-034-0080 Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl Volcanoes, Mexico April 1985
Three individual volcanoes, aligned in a general north-south direction and located about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City on the Mexican Plateau, are clearly visible in this near-vertical photograph. The classic radial erosion drainage pattern associated with most stratovolcanoes is very evident around the flanks of all these volcanoes. Upon close inspection, numerous cinder cones can be seen, especially on the plains west of the volcanoes. Two of the volcanoes, Ixtaccihuatl [17 343 feet (5285 meters)] and Popocatepetl [17 887 feet (5452 meters)] have snow-covered summits. Clouds partially obscure Popocatepetl's large oval crater that measures approximately 2000 feet (600 meters) in diameter and more than 500 feet (150 meters) in depth. Southernmost Popocatepetl is the most famous volcano in Mexico. Its name was derived from an ancient Aztec word meaning "the smoking mountain." Eruptions of the volcano in the mid 1990s put Mexico City and the surrounding communities on alert. The last known eruptions of Popocatepetl before the mid 1990s occurred in the 17th century. The linear feature east of volcano appears to be an airport runway.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 126k
Mission: STS51B  
Roll - Frame: 34 - 80
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: POPOCATEPETL, PUEBLA  
Center Lat x Lon: 19.0N x 98.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 2
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 17  
 
Date: 1985____   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VOLCANO, PLAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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