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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-173-100 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-NEW YORK
Feature: BUFFALO, FINGER L., AGR.

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  STS068-173-100 Allegheny Plateau, New York October 1994
Covering the right portion of the image, the dissected uplands of the Allegheny Plateau (sometimes referred to as the Appalachian Plateau) can be seen in this east-looking view. The Alleghenies were formed by the folding and uplifting of sedimentary rocks, and have been reduced subsequently to their present state by erosion. Numerous valleys, which contain fertile and productive soils, are scattered throughout the region. The plateau area is rich in coal and timber along with iron ore, petroleum, and natural gas. A small section of Lake Ontario is visible in the upper left portion of the image. Lake Erie extends along the lower left to the center of the image. Near the bottom left of the image and inland from Lake Erie is Chautagua Lake. Chautagua Lake, a finger lake of sort, formed by a retreating glacier some 12000 to 15000 years ago, is 25 miles long (40 km) and about 2 miles (3 km) wide. The waters of the Allegheny Reservoir can be seen near the bottom center of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 297k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 173 - 100
Geographical Name: USA-NEW YORK  
Features: BUFFALO, FINGER L., AGR.  
Center Lat x Lon: 42.5N x 78.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 52   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 118  
 
Date: 19941007   YYYYMMDD
Time: 165323   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 80W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 175   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLATEAU, HILL, FOREST  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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