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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-249-39 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-WYOMING

STS068-249-039 Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming, U.S.A. October 1994
Formed 55 to 60 million years ago, the Bighorn Mountains shown in this southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph consist mostly of basement rocks more than 1 billion years old. The fault-thrust, glacier-carved range extends approximately 120 miles (195 kilometers) from the Pryor Mountains of south-central Montana (not visible) southeastward to the Bridger Mountains of central Wyoming (not visible). Snow covers the higher peaks of the Bighorn Mountains throughout the year; forests cover the lower slopes; and wildlife is abundant throughout the mountains. To the west are the Bighorn Basin and the Bighorn River with irrigated agricultural areas in its valley. Visible east of the Bighorn Mountains are the western portion of the Powder River Basin; long, narrow Lake De Smet; and Sheridan (barely discernible) on Goose Creek. To the north are the Wolf Mountains of south-central Montana (bottom right).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 386k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 249 - 39
Geographical Name: USA-WYOMING  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.5N x 107W
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: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 151  
Date: 19941009   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173505   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 106.6W  
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: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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