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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS080-706-8 Date: Nov. 1996
Geographic Region: MEXICO

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  STS080-706-008 Baja California, Mexico November 1996
Several large areas of volcanic activity, forming plateau-like features, are easily identified along the west coast of Baja California. The geologic structure in the center of the image is an old, severely eroded volcano, which is the southernmost feature of the Sierra Viscaino (also known as the Sierra Santa Clara). The center of the eroded caldera is visible almost exactly in the middle of the picture. More resistant large lava-formed lobes can be seen immediately south of the old caldera. The dark feature southeast of the volcano (upper left corner) is the northern end of Laguna San Ignacio, while the dark feature in the upper right corner of the image is Bahia San Hipolito. The light colored lines traversing this arid environment are roads that connect the coastal areas with the main highway that extends northwest to southeast throughout the Baja California peninsula.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 344k
Mission: STS080  
Roll - Frame: 706 - 8
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 27.0N x 113.5W
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: 16   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 65  
Date: 19961123   YYYYMMDD
Time: 213535   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 112.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 219   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 191   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VOLCANO  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY  
City Views:  
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