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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-35-77 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-NORTH DAKOTA

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  STS61A-035-0077 Lake Oahe, North Dakota, U.S.A. October 1985
Lake Oahe, 250 miles (403 kilometers) long, was completed in the 1950s and is used for recreation, irrigation, flood control, and hydroelectric power. The northern portion of the lake is featured in this south-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Missouri River Valley in which the lake sits is approximately 300 to 500 feet (92 to 153 meters) deep and is surrounded by bluffs and hills on either side. Land east of the lake was covered with ice age glaciers nearly 10 000 years ago, but land west of the lake was not touched by glaciation. Visible are agricultural fields to the east of the lake and to the west the hilly terrain of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in which is buried Chief Sitting Bull of the Sioux Indians.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 392k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 35 - 77
Geographical Name: USA-NORTH DAKOTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 46.0N x 100.5W
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: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 34  
Date: 19851101   YYYYMMDD
Time: 191529   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 47.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 101.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 192   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 181   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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