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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-249-51 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

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  STS068-249-051 Channel Islands and Santa Ynez Mountains, California, U.S.A. October 1994
The northern Channel Islands are captured in sunglint in this south-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Near the center of the photograph is Santa Cruz, the largest of the islands. Visible are the Santa Ynez Mountains paralleling the coastline from near Point Conception to Ventura; the forested, rugged Sierra Madre Range farther inland; and the Santa Monica Mountains to the south. In the sunglint, island wakes, waves, and ship wakes are discernible. The Sierra Madre Range and Santa Monica Mountains are subject to devastating forest fires when grass and timber growth is enhanced by good winter and early spring rains. Recent fires in the Santa Monica Mountains destroyed homes and businesses westward to the beach.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 341k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 249 - 51
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.0N x 119.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 52   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 152  
Date: 19941009   YYYYMMDD
Time: 190616   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 119.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 165   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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