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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-249-37 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-WYOMING

STS068-249-037 Bighorn Basin, Cody, and Yellowstone, Wyoming, U.S.A. October 1994
The snow-covered peaks of the Absaroka Range and the western portion of the Bighorn Basin, a large, oval depression that is almost completely surrounded by mountain ranges, are visible in this west-looking, low-oblique photograph. The north and south forks of the Shoshone River converge at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and flow northeastward through the city of Cody (barely discernible) and irrigated agricultural land to the Bighorn River near the Montana-Wyoming border. The Greybull River flows northeastward from the southern Absaroka Range (upper left) through irrigated agricultural land (bottom center) before joining the Bighorn River at the city of Greybull. Buffalo Bill Dam, completed in 1910 and the first concrete arch dam in the world, and its reservoir are used for hydroelectric power, downstream irrigation, and recreation. East of the dam on the Shoshone River lies Cody, founded and incorporated in 1901 by William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). The city is a tourist resort at the eastern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Dark blue Yellowstone Lake is the largest high altitude lake in North America at 7331 feet (2236 meters) and covers 139 square miles (360 square kilometers).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 418k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 249 - 37
Geographical Name: USA-WYOMING  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.5N 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: 43   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: 173455   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 107.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 155   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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