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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-734-9 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-OKLAHOMA

STS078-734-9 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA June 1996
Oklahoma City can be considered a major transportation hub for this region of the Great Plains. Three airports, Tinker Air Force Base (southeast of downtown); Will Rogers World Airport (southwest of downtown); and Wiley Post Airport (northwest of downtown) are recognizable by their runways and taxi-ways. The checkerboard street pattern of Oklahoma City and numerous highways that crisscross the city delineate the urban center. Even the downtown core section of the city is easy to identify by the concentration of highly reflective surfaces. Three sizable irregular shaped features, Lake Hefner, Arcadia Lake, and Lake Stanley Draper can be identified northwest, northeast, and southeast respectively around the downtown core. The meandering stream channel and the white sandbars of the Canadian River can be observed southwest of the city. Although it is more difficult to see, a section of the North Canadian River is also visible as it heads eastward through the central part of the downtown before it makes a gentle curve to the northeast. Most of Norman, home of the University of Oklahoma, can be seen south of Oklahoma City (bottom center).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 359k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 734 - 9
Geographical Name: USA-OKLAHOMA  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 97.5W
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: 7   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 81  
Date: 19960625   YYYYMMDD
Time: 144242   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 97.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 87   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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