Jupiter - Voyager 1

Northwest region of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Voyager 1 image of the northwest portion of the Great Red Spot (bottom) and surrounding region. The atmospheric turbulence around the spot is clearly visible in this green filter narrow angle image. The picture was taken about one day before Voyager's closest approach to Jupiter. The frame is about 9400 km across and north is at 1:00. (Voyager 1, 16365.48)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-04 T 17:11:46
Distance/Range (km): 1270918.4
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -29.56, 073.25
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: red spot, clouds
Instrument: Narrow angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 3.169 x 3.169
Filter: green (5)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 37.07
Phase Angle (deg): 4.94
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 41.20

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0018
NASA Image ID number: FDS 16265.48
Other Image ID number: 0384J1-001
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.