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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-760-5 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA

STS078-760-005 Appalachian Mountains, Virginia, USA June 1996
The color infrared image helps to accentuate the parallel ridge and valley province of the folded Appalachian Mountains in west central Virginia. Most of the picture shows a densely wooded (red colors represent green vegetation) landscape. The city of Covington (bright spot in center of picture) is located along Interstate Highway 64. Lake Moomaw (dark, serpentine-shaped feature) is north of the Covington area. The Greenbrier River, located in West Virginia, is the thin, dark, meandering feature visible in the northwest corner of the image. The lighter color in the valleys indicates that some of the land is used for agriculture.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 376k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 760 - 5
Geographical Name: USA  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 129  
Date: 19960628   YYYYMMDD
Time: 143911   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 79.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 143   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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