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IdentificationMission: STS068 Roll: 244 Frame: 12 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS68
Country or Geographic Name: USA-CALIFORNIA
Features: EUREKA, BAY, COAST RANGE
Center Point Latitude: 41.0 Center Point Longitude: -124.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: Yes (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: F-16 JNC Map ID: 28
CameraCamera Tilt: 23
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5046 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 19941006 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 201116 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 41.0, Longitude: -124.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: East
Sun Azimuth: 181 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 115 nautical miles (213 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 44 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 104
CaptionsSTS068-244-012 Humboldt Bay and Arcata, California, U.S.A. October 1994
Humboldt Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, extends northeastward to the coastal plain city of Arcata in this near-vertical photograph. Eureka, the chief redwood outlet for the Pacific coast, lies south of Humboldt Bay. Inland from the Pacific Ocean, the rugged terrain of the forested Klamath Mountains is discernible near the center left. Trinidad Head and Rocky Point extend into the Pacific Ocean.
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