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IdentificationMission: STS068 Roll: 273 Frame: 39 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS68
Country or Geographic Name: USA-OREGON
Features: COAST NEAR CRESCENT CITY
Center Point Latitude: 42.0 Center Point Longitude: -124.0 (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: 30
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: 0 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 19941003 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 210944 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 42.8, Longitude: -124.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southeast
Sun Azimuth: 201 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 117 nautical miles (217 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 41 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 56
CaptionsSTS068-273-039 Crescent City and Smith River, California, U.S.A. October 1994
This near-vertical photograph shows the Smith River winding across a small coastal plain before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. Some clear-cutting is visible in the forested Klamath Mountains east of the Pacific Ocean. Along the coast and south of the Smith River mouth is Lake Earl. To the lake’s south lie Point Saint George and to the southeast Crescent City. The green forested areas east and south of Crescent City are parts of Redwood National Park. The Chetco River winds its way southwestward to its mouth near Brookings, Oregon.
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