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STS068-273-40

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Identification

Mission: STS068 Roll: 273 Frame: 40 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS68
Country or Geographic Name: USA-CALIFORNIA
Features: MOUNT SHASTA VOLCANO
Center Point: Latitude: 41.5 Longitude: -122.5 (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

Camera

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

Quality

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

Nadir

GMT Date: 19941003 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 211003 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 41.9, Longitude: -123.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: East
Sun Azimuth: 203 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 117 nautical miles (217 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 42 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 56

Captions

STS068-273-040 Mount Shasta, California, U.S.A. October 1994
Mount Shasta, a stratovolcano located in the southern Cascade Mountains, is featured in this low-oblique, east-southeast-looking photograph. Glaciers are visible near the top of this 14 162-foot (4319-meter) dormant volcano that last erupted in 1768. Small rectangular patterns of clear-cutting in Shasta-Trinity National Forest are visible to the east and southeast.

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