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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61A-41-85 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-OKLAHOMA
Feature: LAWTON

STS61A-041-0085 Wichita Mountains and Lawton, Oklahoma, U.S.A. November 1985
The Wichita Mountains, an outlier of the Ouachitas of western Arkansas, are featured in this east-southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. Domed sedimentaries were eroded, and the Wichitas are now composed of mostly igneous rocks, chiefly granites. The uplifted and base-leveled mountains have much in common with the Great Appalachians east of the Mississippi River. A large portion of the Wichita Mountains is a National Wildlife Refuge. Lawton, east-southeast of the Wichita Mountains, is a trade and commercial center for the surrounding cotton, wheat, and cattle area of southwestern Oklahoma. Industries include clothing, cement, and dairy products; limestone quarrying, and oil well production. The city also supports nearby Fort Sill, a U.S. Army Field Artillery Center. Visible north of Lawton are sediment-laden Lake Ellsworth and Fort Cobb Lake (left center).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 437k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 41 - 85
Geographical Name: USA-OKLAHOMA  
Features: LAWTON  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.0N x 98.5W
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: 23   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 80  
Date: 19851104   YYYYMMDD
Time: 165920   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 99.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 155   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 178   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: LAWTON  

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