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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51C-143-17 Date: Jan. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA

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  STS51C-143-17 Southern Louisiana, U.S.A. January 1985
This panoramic, northeast-looking photographs encompasses an area from the sediment-laden Atchafalaya Bay (bottom of photograph) to just beyond Mobile Bay, Alabama, (upper right corner). Urban New Orleans lies along the south shore of roughly oval Lake Pontchartrain. The main channel of the Mississippi River is discernible from just north of Baton Rouge to the northern half of the "bird's foot" delta at the mouth of the river. Immediately west of the Mississippi River is its major distributary, the Atchafalaya River. The mottled terrain is a mixture of darker, forested lands and lighter, nonforested areas. The barrier islands off the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi, and southeastern Louisiana create a partial obstacle between Mississippi Sound and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 337k
Mission: STS51C  
Roll - Frame: 143 - 17
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Features: NEW ORLEANS  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 90.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: LO   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 198501__   YYYYMMDD
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: PLAIN, ISLAND  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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