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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-609-43 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: GREAT BASIN, MOJAVE DES.

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  STS040-609-043 Southern California, U.S.A. June 1991
This partially cloud-covered, high-oblique photograph shows the diversity of southern California landscapes, including the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, the Mojave Desert, and the snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains, east of which lie three major valleys—Owens River Valley, Panamint Valley, and Death Valley. Within these valleys several large, dry lakes (playas) can be identified by their highly reflective surfaces. The mottled green area within the San Joaquin Valley indicates irrigated agricultural fields.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 273k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 609 - 43
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: GREAT BASIN, MOJAVE DES.  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 117W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: RX
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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
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Date: 199106__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, DESERT, FAULT  
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