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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS085-501-116 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

STS085-501-116 Mojave Desert, California, USA August 1997
The highly reflective features are dry lakes that are found in the valleys between the assorted mountains and numerous hills that make up this northern part of the Mojave Desert. Specific identifiable features in this synoptic scene include Harper Lake at the southwest edge of the image; Searles Lake (the whitish looking area on the picture--bottom center); and Death Valley (elongated valley near the northeast edge of the frame). The Panamint Mountains are the massive, rugged looking structure between Searles Lake and Death Valley. This frame of photography overlaps with STS085-501-114 in the vicinity of Harper Lake.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 275k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 501 - 116
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 117W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: LH
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
Date: 199708__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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