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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS028-90-18 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: USA-MONTANA

STS028-090-018 Flathead Lake and Kalispell, Montana, U.S.A. August 1989
Flathead Lake and the valley to the north, part of the southern extension of the Rocky Mountain Trench, are featured in this north-northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. Formed by glacial damming of the Flathead River during the last ice age, Flathead Lake is 30 miles (48 kilometers) long and 12 to 14 miles (19 to 23 kilometers) wide. Barely discernible is the small city of Kalispell north-northwest of the lake--a tourist center, trade center, and production center for livestock, grain, fruit, timber, and aluminum. Surrounding Kalispell are small Ashley Lake and rectangular Little Bitteroot Lake to the west; Whitefish Lake and smaller Tully Lake to the north; and long, narrow Hungry Horse Reservoir to the east, completed in 1953 and used for hydroelectric power, irrigation, navigation, and recreation. Near the top center of the photograph are Glacier National Park and Lake McDonald.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 364k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 90 - 18
Geographical Name: USA-MONTANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.0N x 114W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 41   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 70  
Date: 19890812   YYYYMMDD
Time: 210917   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 47.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 214   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY, FOREST  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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