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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS51F-42-34 Date: Aug. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

STS51F-042-0034 Sierra Nevada Mountains and San Joaquin Valley, California, U.S.A. August 1985
This photograph encompasses the Sierra Nevada Mountains, reddish Owens Lake, the southern San Joaquin Valley, and the faulted Owens River Valley. Traversing the Sierra Nevada Mountains westward from Owens Lake is the north-south-trending Kern River Valley. This deep valley can be traced from its source near snowcapped Mount Whitney [highest peak in the 48 contiguous states at 14 491 feet (4417 meters)] to Lake Isabella (Y-shaped reservoir with a highly reflective surface) and then southwest to Bakersfield. Immediately west of the forested Sierra Nevada Mountains is the broad expanse of the southern intensively agricultural San Joaquin Valley. Discernible are the vague outline of Bakersfield, several smaller rural cities, and the low mountains and hills to the west and southwest that eventually grade into the Coast Range.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS51F  
Roll - Frame: 42 - 34
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 119W
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: 39   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 81  
Date: 19850803   YYYYMMDD
Time: 220215   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 245   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 173   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  

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