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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS090-740-63 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-NEVADA
Feature: LAS VEGAS

STS090-740-063 Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, USA April 1998
This photograph shows one of the United States' fastest growing metropolitan areas --Las Vegas. The city lies in a valley surrounded by the Spring Mountains (to the west), the Sheep Range (to the north), Muddy Mountains (to the northeast), and the McCullough Range (to the south). The snow-capped Spring Mountains include Mt. Charleston (11,918 feet--3633 meters above sea level), a favorite tourist spot located forty miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Las Vegas. The lighter colored, connected diamond shapes northwest of the urban area are a series of dry washes and salt pans with virtually no vegetation. The dark feature along the eastern edge (bottom middle) of the image is the western end of Lake Mead. Detailed infrastructure of the city is not visible at this scale, except the white V-shaped runways of McCarran International Airport (on the south edge of the built-up area) and the overall gridded street pattern.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 317k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 740 - 63
Geographical Name: USA-NEVADA  
Features: LAS VEGAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 115W
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: 42   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 147  
Date: 19980426   YYYYMMDD
Time: 210325   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 113.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 230   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 133   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 60   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  

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