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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-154-167 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

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  STS059-154-167 Joshua Tree National Monument, Southern California, U.S.A. April 1994
Few signs of human activity appear in this desert photograph of southeastern California. Recognizing and mapping various dry lakebeds with their highly reflective surfaces and dark, small mountains provide the only method for navigation through such landscapes. The section of Interstate Highway 10 that connects Blythe and Indio, California, is visible as a thin, dark line in the upper left section of the photograph. A few isolated, rectangular field patterns are discernible north of the highway and west of Palen Lake, a dry lakebed. This is also the approximate location of Desert Center, a very small desert town. Several rectangular fields and a thin line, which is probably a railroad right-of-way, indicate the approximate location of Cadiz, another small desert town north of Desert Center, near the lower right edge of the photograph.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 214k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 154 - 167
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.0N x 115.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 34   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 40  
Date: 19940411   YYYYMMDD
Time: 212038   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 114.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 228   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 119   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: PLAYA  
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