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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61A-48-77 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

STS61A-048-0077 Galveston Bay, Texas, U.S.A. November 1985
Sediment-laden Galveston Bay, which occupies the drowned mouths of the Trinity River and the San Jacinto River, is featured in this south-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. The bay presently averages 12 feet (4 meters) in depth; however, at the end of the last ice age, melting glaciers caused the sea level to rise approximately 400 feet (122 meters). A ship channel allows large merchant ships into the Port of Houston, the third-busiest port in the United States. Apparent are Trinity Bay (center of the photograph); the mouth of the Trinity River (bottom left) with its vast load of sediment at the north end of the bay; sediment-filled, circular Lake Anahuac east of the Trinity River mouth; southeast Houston and the small port city of Baytown; and Galveston near the southern portion of Galveston Bay (top center).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 370k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 48 - 77
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 94.5W
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: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 64  
Date: 19851103   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164104   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 154   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, COAST  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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