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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-L15-1 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-WYOMING
Feature: ABSAROKA RA, BIG HORN R.

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  STS059-L15-001 Bighorn Basin and Yellowstone, Wyoming, U.S.A. April 1994
The snow-covered highlands of Yellowstone and the irrigated agricultural lands of the central Bighorn Basin are featured in this south-southwest-looking, low-oblique, panoramic photograph. Large, oval Bighorn Basin spans 10 000 square miles (25 900 square kilometers), is 120 miles (193 kilometers) long and 60 miles (97 kilometers) wide, and is surrounded by forested mountains that rise more than 13 000 feet (3965 meters) to perpetually snowcapped summits except on the north where the basin merges with the Crazy Mountain Basin of south-central Montana (not visible). The center of the basin is low, flat, and dry. To the south lies the Great Divide Basin (left side). Viewing clockwise from ice-covered Yellowstone Lake (barely discernible) are the Absaroka Range; the Bighorn Mountains (lower left); the Bridger Mountains and Owl Creek Mountains, which extend westward from the Bighorn Mountains; the Wind River Range (north of the Great Divide Basin); the Wyoming and Salt River Ranges (top center); and the Snake River Plain of eastern Idaho (top right). The Bighorn, Shoshone, Greybull, and Clarks Fork Rivers carry runoff from the Absaroka Mountains across the Bighorn Basin and eventually empty into the Yellowstone River (not visible) in southern Montana.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 292k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: L15 - 1
Geographical Name: USA-WYOMING  
Features: ABSAROKA RA, BIG HORN R.  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.0N x 108.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 48   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 103  
 
Date: 19940415   YYYYMMDD
Time: 182923   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 45.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 107.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 162   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 114   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, BASIN, FAULT  
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