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IdentificationMission: STS068 Roll: 264 Frame: 53 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS68
Country or Geographic Name: USA-OREGON
Features: MEDFORD, UPPER KLAMATH L.
Center Point: Latitude: 42.5 Longitude: -123.0 (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: F-16 JNC Map ID: 28
CameraCamera Tilt: 29
Camera Focal Length: 100mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5046 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 0 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19941002 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 212841 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 42.9, Longitude: -124.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: East
Sun Azimuth: 208 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 117 nautical miles (217 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 40 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 40
CaptionsSTS068-264-053 Medford and Grants Pass, Oregon, U.S.A. October 1994
Medford, a tourism, trade, shipping, and medical center in southwest Oregon, is visible at the center of this low-oblique, east-southeast-looking photograph. The city, the headquarters for Crater Lake National Park and the Rogue River National Forest, also has fruit-packing plants and lumber mills. Between 1836 and 1856, the area was the scene of numerous bloody conflicts between white settlers and the Rogue River Indians. Grants Pass, 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Medford on the Rogue River in the heavily forested Klamath Mountains, has important lumber and agricultural enterprises. The area produces fruits, nuts, vegetables, and dairy products and is the commercial center of a large region that produces flower bulbs (especially gladioli). Other commercial interests include salmon fishing and mining. Upper Klamath Lake is visible near the upper left of the photograph, west of which is relatively young Mount McLoughlin Volcano.
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