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Mission: STS068 Roll: 244 Frame: 13 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS68
Country or Geographic Name: USA-CALIFORNIA
Center Point: Latitude: 41.0 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


Camera Tilt: 15
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5046 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base.


Film Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)


GMT Date: 19941006 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 201122 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 40.7, Longitude: -124.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northeast
Sun Azimuth: 182 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 116 nautical miles (215 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 44 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 104


STS068-244-013 Humboldt Bay and Eureka, California, U.S.A. October 1994
The rugged terrain of the forested Klamath Mountains, with some clear-cutting by timber companies, is captured in this near-vertical photograph. Visible are the Mad River Valley near the center of the photograph and the silty waters of northeastern Humboldt Bay. The bay is bordered on the north by Arcata and on the south by Eureka, the area’s major city and chief outlet on the Pacific coast for redwood timber. Near the left center are Trinidad Head and numerous small islets just offshore.

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