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IdentificationMission: STS059 Roll: L09 Frame: 150 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS59
Country or Geographic Name: USA-CALIFORNIA
Features: KLAMATH MOUNTAINS & RIV.
Center Point Latitude: 41.5 Center Point Longitude: -123.5 (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: F-16 JNC Map ID: 28
CameraCamera Tilt: 38
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: LH: Linhof
Film: 5048 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100x/5048, ASA 100x, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Under Exposed
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 19940410 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 213625 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 42.6, Longitude: -122.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southwest
Sun Azimuth: 215 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 119 nautical miles (220 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 51 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 24
CaptionsSTS059-L09-150 Klamath Mountains and Klamath River, California, U.S.A. April 1994
The rugged, snow-covered Klamath Mountains, part of the Coast Range, are featured in this southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Klamath Mountains have numerous peaks exceeding 7000 feet (2135 meters). The Klamath River is visible winding south and then northwest, following the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, and emptying into the Pacific Ocean (top right of photograph) south of Crescent City, California.
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