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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS073-706-5 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-SOUTH CAROLINA

STS073-706-005 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, U.S.A. October 1995
The low-lying, swampy wetlands; estuaries; and river mouths of coastal southern South Carolina are apparent in this north-looking photograph. Two islands are of particular note--Hilton Head Island, the larger island south of the Coosawhatchie River, noted for its recreational activities (lower right corner), and Parris Island, a U.S. Marine Corps Training Center along the north shore near the mouth of the Coosawhatchie River. The reflective intersecting runways of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Base lie near the small city of Beaufort (barely discernible). Visible are several tributaries of the Salkehatchie and Combahee Rivers immediately north of the air base (upper right corner); Interstate Highway 95 and sections of U.S. Highway 17, light, linear features that extend northward; and part of the extensive, vegetated Savannah River floodplain (lower left corner).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 370k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 706 - 5
Geographical Name: USA-SOUTH CAROLINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5N x 81W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 36  
Date: 19951022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 183955   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 80.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 211   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, ISLAND  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY, AIRPORT  
City Views:  

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