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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS073-744-49 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

STS073-744-049 Central Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. November 1995
The network of freeways that crisscrosses metropolitan Los Angeles is captured in this near-vertical, color infrared photograph. Several major freeways--Long Beach, San Gabriel River, and Riverside--are immediately adjacent to and parallel with the major rivers that drain the basin. This relationship of freeway and river enhances the detectability of these corridors as highly reflective, white lines. The dark lines are either part of the road network or water channels for agriculture. Scattered industrial and commercial features appear as highly reflective, larger spatial areas. The central business district is visible. The east-west-oriented runways of Los Angeles International Airport are discernible midway between the Palos Verdes Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains adjacent to Santa Monica Bay. Two major port facilities lie east of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Color infrared film displays green vegetation (parks, college campuses, or golf courses) as reds in the photograph.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 305k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 744 - 49
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.0N x 118.5W
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: 13   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 117  
Date: 19951027   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181947   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 118.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 155   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, BASIN  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: LOS ANGELES  

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