Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 - Galileo

Four image sequence of Comet SL-9 fragment W impact on Jupiter

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
Galileo images of the collision of fragment W of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter. The images were taken from 238 million km with the green filter at intervals of 2 1/3 seconds. The first image, taken at 8:06:10 UT on 22 July 1994, shows no sign of the impact. The second image shows small bright point at lower left, approximately 44 degrees south latitude. The point brightens in the next frame and then begins to fade. The dark spots to the right are remnants of previous impacts. Jupiter is 140,000 km in diameter, north is up. (Galileo, P-44542)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1994-07-22 T 08:06:10
Distance/Range (km): 238,000,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.46 x 0.46
Filter: green
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: GO_0016 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: P-44542
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C
Other ID: N/A

Updated 18 March 2003, DRW.