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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS056-77-45 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

STS056-077-045 High Plains, Texas, U.S.A. April 1993
Barely discernible are the faint outlines of Odessa and Midland along Interstate Highway 20 in this northeast-looking photograph of the high plains of west Texas. Most of the urban development for these cities has occurred on the north side of the interstate highway. Visible 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Midland is small, dark Natural Dam Salt Lake, and to its east is northwest-southeast-oriented U.S. Highway 87 that connects Big Spring and Lamesa. The dark landscape denotes extensive areas of scrubby, desert vegetation, which provide scarce grazing for cattle in these relatively flat, slightly elevated plains. Numerous oil and gas fields are scattered throughout this region, many of which can be identified by a concentration of uniformly spaced white dots. Visible is the eastern edge of Monahans Sandhills State Park (bottom of photograph).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 337k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 45
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5N x 101.5W
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: 39   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 39  
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151532   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 103.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, DUNE  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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