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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61B-40-64 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: MEXICO

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  STS61B-40-0064 Guadalajara, Mexico November 1985
Sometimes referred to as the 'Silicon Valley' of Mexico, the second largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara, can be seen (center of the image) in this south-looking view. Located on a high plain (over 5000 feet-1525 meters) and surrounded by mountains, Guadalajara is the center of a rich agricultural and industrial area. The city is an important mining center and produces chemicals and textiles. Tourism is also an important industry as the city retains much of its Spanish colonial and historic heritage. With its mild, clear, and dry climate, Guadalajara is also a popular health resort. Located 30 miles (48 km) south-southeast of Guadalajara is Lake Chapala (upper left of the image), the largest natural lake in Mexico. Recently, the lake has been plagued by runoff from chemical plants and oil refineries located on its shores as well as an influx of fertilizers and pesticides from the surrounding agricultural lands.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 397k
Mission: STS61B  
Roll - Frame: 40 - 64
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 20.5N x 103.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 26   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 46  
Date: 19851129   YYYYMMDD
Time: 210824   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 101.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 223   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 199   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
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