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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-249-36 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-MONTANA

STS068-249-036 Billings, Yellowstone River, and Pryor Mountains, Montana, U.S.A. October 1994
Billings, situated on the Yellowstone River in a valley surrounded by seven mountain ranges, is barely discernible in this south-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. The city is a trade and manufacturing center for the surrounding region and a shipping point for livestock, poultry, and wool. Oil refining, sugar refining, meat packing, and flour milling are the city's major industries. The eastern end of snow-covered Beartooth Plateau is visible in the top right of the photograph. Apparent along the bottom left is part of Yellowtail Dam on Bighorn Lake. West of the lake are the snowcapped peaks of the Pryor Mountains, the northern extension of the higher Bighorn Mountains (not discernible) further south in Wyoming. Irrigated fields in the Bighorn River Valley in Wyoming are visible.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 381k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 249 - 36
Geographical Name: USA-MONTANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.0N x 109W
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: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 151  
Date: 19941009   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173440   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 108.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 153   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 110   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views: BILLINGS  

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