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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS080-702-94 Date: Nov. 1996
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: AGUASCALIENTES,AGR.,RES.


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STS080-702-094 Aguascalientes Area, Mexico November 1996
Aguascalientes, the highly reflective area near the center of the image, is the capital of the state with the same name. Located approximately 110 miles (175 km) northeast of Guadalajara, this urban area located on the Mexican Plateau (6486 feet - 1977 meters above sea level) was named for the numerous thermal springs that are found in the area. This region of the semi-arid Mexican Plateau is characterized by rugged mountains (darker features west of the city) separated by basins. Some of the elevated landscape (slightly darker features) display evidence of recent volcanic activity. The meandering channel of the Rio Verde Grande de Balem (aligned north-south) can be seen as it passes along the west side of Aguascalientes. The Presidente Calles Reservoir is barely visible (shaped like letter E) north, northwest of the city.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 411k
Mission: STS080  
Roll - Frame: 702 - 94
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: AGUASCALIENTES,AGR.,RES.  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.0N x 102.5W
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: 29   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 31  
 
Date: 19961121   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173241   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 100.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 161   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 189   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, PLATEAU  
Water Views: RIVER, RESERVOIR  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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