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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS026-41-7 Date: Sep. 1988
Geographic Region: USA-HAWAII
Feature: OAHU

STS026-041-007 Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A. September 1988
Oahu, third largest and most important of the Hawaiian Islands, can be seen in this low-oblique, north-northeast-looking photograph (the line to true north runs from Pearl Harbor to Kahuka Point). The island covers 598 square miles (1536 square kilometers). Pearl Harbor, the city of Honolulu, and the International Airport's large runway built on a coral reef can be seen near the center of the photograph. Geologically, two great volcanoes once made up the island of Oahu; but, over time, erosion has left the volcanoes as two parallel mountain ranges--Koolau northeast of Honolulu and Waianae northwest of Honolulu (under clouds). The mountain ranges are separated by a rolling plateau dissected by deep gorges, visible north of Honolulu. Oahu has no active volcanoes, but there are many extinct craters, such as Diamond Head, which is visible southeast of Honolulu. Large pineapple plantations cover the central plateau, and sugarcane plantations cover the coastal plains to the north. Population growth and urban development since the late 1960s have depleted a portion of the rural land available for agriculture. Oahu remains an important site for the U.S. Department of Defense, as it includes the headquarters of the United States Pacific Command and the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 117k
Mission: STS026  
Roll - Frame: 41 - 7
Geographical Name: USA-HAWAII  
Features: OAHU  
Center Lat x Lon: 21.5N x 158W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 42   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: 22  
Date: 19880930   YYYYMMDD
Time: 233643   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 19.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 158.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 220   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 166   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: BAY, INLET, OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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