Jupiter - Voyager 1

Northern hemisphere of Jupiter from 1.5 million km

Jupiter
Voyager 1 violet filter image of Jupiter's northern hemisphere. This image was taken on 4 March 1979, one day before closest approach, from a distance of 1.5 million km. The Jovian belts and zones can be seen in the atmosphere, and a slow-moving feature known as the "barge" is at the center of the image. The frame is about 80,000 km across and north is at 11:00. (Voyager 1, 16360.11)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-04 T 12:41:22
Distance/Range (km): 1509278.9
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +15.61,232.68
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds, belt
Instrument: Wide-angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 3.169 x 3.169
Filter: violet (3)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 16.90
Phase Angle (deg): 1.66
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 18.25

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0018
NASA Image ID number: FDS 1636011
Other Image ID number: 0047J1-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-084A-01P
Other ID: N/A

Updated 03 March 2003, DRW.