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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61A-33-44 Date: Oct. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-NEW YORK
Feature: ALBANY

STS61A-33-0044 Mohawk/Hudson River Valleys, New York November 1985
The valleys of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers can be seen in this east-looking view. The Mohawk River, 148 miles (238 km) long enters the scene near Utica (bottom center) and flows east emptying into the Hudson River north of Albany (midway between the center and upper center of the image). The Mohawk River is the Hudson River's largest tributary. The New York State Barge Canal starts at the mouth of the Mohawk River and goes westward to near Rome, New York. This canal links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes. The beautiful and fertile Mohawk River Valley has long been an important transportation route from the cities of the northeast to the west. North (left) of the Mohawk River are the rugged Adirondack Mountains. The Great Sacandaga Lake is visible to the left of the center of the image. To the south (right) of the Mohawk River and covering the center and lower portions of the image are the beautiful, forested Catskill Mountains. Setting in the Albany Plain (former Lake Albany) is the valley of the north-south flowing Hudson River. The Taconic Hills lie to the east of the Hudson River in the upper left quadrant of the image.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 438k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 33 - 44
Geographical Name: USA-NEW YORK  
Features: ALBANY  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.0N x 74.5W
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: 26   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 17  
Date: 19851031   YYYYMMDD
Time: 172555   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 75.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 191   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 180   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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