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IdentificationMission: STS51B Roll: 53 Frame: 89 Mission ID on the Film or image: 51B
Country or Geographic Name: USA-CALIFORNIA
Features: MOUNT SHASTA
Center Point: Latitude: 41.0 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: F16 JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19850505 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 003935 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 45.0, Longitude: -118.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southwest
Sun Azimuth: 269 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 196 nautical miles (363 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 24 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 85
Mt. Shasta/Klamath Mountains
A view looking south shows snow-covered Mount Shasta in the
southern Cascades. Lava flows from past eruptions can be seen
around the base of the mountain. The rugged terrain of the
Klamath Mountains (1) can also be seen. (STS51B-53-089)
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