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IdentificationMission: STS090 Roll: 750 Frame: 49 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS90
Country or Geographic Name: USA-ARIZONA
Features: HUMPHREYS PEAK, CRATER
Center Point: Latitude: 35.5 Longitude: -111.5 (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: G-18 JNC Map ID: 43
CameraCamera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5069 : Kodak Elite 100S, E6 Reversal, Replaces Lumiere, Warmer in tone vs. Lumiere.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19980502 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 155444 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 39.1, Longitude: -112.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 101 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 133 nautical miles (246 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 38 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 240
CaptionsSTS090-750-049 San Francisco Mountains, Arizona, USA April 1998
The San Francisco Mountains (volcanic field), including snow capped Humphrey’s Peak (12,633 feet—3851 meters) the highest point in Arizona, is visible near the center of the picture. The city of Flagstaff (not distinctive in this wide view) is located immediately south of Humphrey’s Peak. The lighter colored, oval shaped feature southeast of Humphrey’s Peak is Mormon Lake. Southeast of Mormon Lake, part of the Mogollon Plateau can be seen as it extends in a general east-west direction. Northeast of Humphrey's Peak a section of the Painted Desert of north central Arizona is visible. The intermittently flowing Little Colorado River and its deeply incised stream channel can be traced across this arid environment as it heads northwest, eventually entering the Colorado River at the eastern end of the Grand Canyon (northern or lower right corner of the image).
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