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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS085-708-68 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: ABILENE

STS085-708-068 Abilene, Texas August, 1997
This southeast-looking view shows the city of Abilene, Texas. Abilene grew as a shipping point for cattle ranches and is now the financial, commercial, and educational center of a large part of west Texas. The city has a diversified economy, which includes manufacturing, retail trade, farming and ranching, and petroleum. Abilene is the home of Dyess Air Force Base, the major runway for which is visible just to the right of the center of the image (west of the city). The runways of Abilene Regional Airport are discernible to the southeast of the city (step-like pair of light lines). Barely discernible to the north of the city is a small reservoir.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 382k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 708 - 68
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: ABILENE  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5N x 99.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 49  
Date: 19970810   YYYYMMDD
Time: 150506   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 99.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 94   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 157   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: ABILENE  

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