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IdentificationMission: SL3 Roll: 121 Frame: 2357 Mission ID on the Film or image: SL3
Country or Geographic Name: USA-WYOMING
Features: YELLOWSTONE PK, GR.TETONS
Center Point Latitude: 44.5 Center Point Longitude: -110.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: No (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
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CameraCamera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 100mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: SO368 : Kodak Ektachrome MS, equivalent to 2448 Kodak Aerochrome, ASA64, thin base, fine grain.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 0 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 1973____ (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: (HHMMSS)
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CaptionsSL3-121-2357 Northern Rocky Mountains and Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming, U.S.A. August 1973
The northern Rocky Mountains, including parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, are apparent in this synoptic, southeast-looking photograph. The small dark blue area in the center of the photograph is Yellowstone Lake. Several snow-capped mountain ranges with elevations of more than 9000 feet (2700 meters) can be seen-the Absaroka Range east of Yellowstone Lake, the Big Horn Mountains east of the Absarokas, and the Wind River Range south of the lake. Using Yellowstone Lake again as a reference point, several major river basin areas are also visible—the Big Horn Basin is east, the Great Divide Basin is south, and the Snake River Basin is west. Other valleys and basins are interspersed between the smaller mountain ranges north and northwest of Yellowstone Lake. Agricultural field patterns are barely visible in many of the valleys.
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