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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS040-152-125 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-PENNSYLVANIA

STS040-152-125 Ohio River, Pennsylvania June 1991
The Ohio River makes two 90-degree direction changes before the river begins its southwesterly trek to eventually join the Mississippi River near Cario, Illinois. The first change occurs northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the second change takes place north of Steubenville, Ohio. The location of Pittsburgh can only be determined by finding the confluence of the Monongahela River (the winding, north flowing river), and the southwest flowing Allegheny River (lower left quadrant of the image). The large highly reflective spot west of Pittsburgh (near the bottom center) is the location of the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport. The broad expanse of terrain in this image, consisting of meandering rivers and dissected plateaus, is considered to be part of the Allegheny Plateau. The dark linear feature along the southwest edge of the scene (upper left) is Chestnut Ridge, an elevated, forested, upland, which is part of the Allegheny Mountain system.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 353k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 152 - 125
Geographical Name: USA-PENNSYLVANIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 80.5W
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: 22   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
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: 128  
Date: 19910613   YYYYMMDD
Time: 122249   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 80.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 80   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL, PLATEAU  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  

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