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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-749-22 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-ALABAMA

STS078-749-022 Wheeler Lake, Alabama June, 1996
A large portion of Wheeler Lake can be seen traversing the image from the left center to the bottom center in this near-vertical view. Wheeler Lake is a part of a chain of lakes and reservoirs built by the Tennessee Valley Authority to control flooding, increase river traffic, generate electric power, and provide water-oriented recreation. The Wheeler Lake Dam was constructed in 1936. The lake is nearly 74 miles (119 km) long. The land on either side of the lake is a cotton, corn, and poultry-farming area, with deposits of coal, limestone, and asphalt. The gently rolling hills and dense forest of the William B. Bankhead National Forest covers most of the lower right portion of the image. The city of Decater, Alabama is located at the left center of the image.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 354k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 749 - 22
Geographical Name: USA-ALABAMA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5N x 87.5W
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: 24   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: 96  
Date: 19960626   YYYYMMDD
Time: 130800   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 79   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 143   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 28   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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