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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS039-94-6 Date: May 1991
Geographic Region: USA-NEVADA
Feature: OWENS LAKE AREA

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  STS039-094-006 Owens Lake, California, U.S.A. May 1991
Before an aqueduct was built to divert water from the Owens River to the city of Los Angeles for its water needs, Owens Lake (center of the photograph) held water in a basin 18 miles (29 kilometers) long and nearly 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide. This south-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph reveals a dry Lake Owens, north and south of which is seen the Owens River, 120 miles (195 kilometers) long, rising in the Sierra Nevada southeast of Yosemite National Park. West of Owens Lake are snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada and Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the conterminous United States at 14 494 feet (4421 meters), part of Sequoia National Park. The Inyo Mountain Range and the dark blue waters of the Haiwee Reservoir lie northeast and south, respectively, of Owens Lake.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 140k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 94 - 6
Geographical Name: USA-NEVADA  
Features: OWENS LAKE AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.5N x 118W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 104  
 
Date: 19910504   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201807   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 118W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 166   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 57   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, FAULT  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE, PLAYA  
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