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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS066-86-90 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-NORTH CAROLINA

STS066-086-090 Pamlico Sound Area, North Carolina, U.S.A. November 1994
Pamlico Sound, the large bay shown here in color infrared, is created by the barrier islands along the east coast of North Carolina. As demonstrated on this southeast-looking view of Cape Hatteras, color infrared film usually provides excellent documentation to discriminate land-water boundaries. Even though this picture is small scale, two definite channels through the sandy barrier islands (Hatteras Inlet southwest of Cape Hatteras and Oregon Inlet north of the Cape) are easily discerned. The eastern end of Lake Mattamuskeeta National Wildlife Refuge is visible as a dark feature near the lower right corner of the image. A southern extension of Albemarle Sound, known as the Alligator Channel (dark feature), is also visible (bottom center). This section of the Albemarle Sound is part of the Intracoastal Waterway. Several large cultivated field patterns (rectangular shapes) can be observed near the lower right corner of the image.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 282k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 86 - 90
Geographical Name: USA-NORTH CAROLINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 76W
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: 31   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: 95  
Date: 19941109   YYYYMMDD
Time: 145241   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 75.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 148   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 159   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: INLET, ESTUARY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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