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Mission: STS047 Roll: 94 Frame: 32 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS47
Country or Geographic Name: USA-CALIFORNIA
Center Point: Latitude: 38.0 Longitude: -119.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: No (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: G-18 JNC Map ID:


Camera Tilt: 25
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: VELVI : Fuji, natural color positive, Velvia 50, CS 135-36, ASA 32, standard base.


Film Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 0 (0-10)


GMT Date: 19920915 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 162909 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 38.5, Longitude: -117.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 117 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 167 nautical miles (309 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 34 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 50


STS047-94-032 Mono Lake and Inyo Craters, California. Mono Lake
sits at the north end of the Long Valley Caldera, one of north
America's active seismic and volcanic regions. The string of
domes and craters south of Mono Lake show clearly in the low
light. Also visible is the Mammoth Mountain ski area. Note that
there is no snow cover in the high Sierra.

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