Jupiter - Voyager 1

Jupiter's Great Red spot and surrounding area from 1.2 million km

Jupiter
Voyager 1 view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and surrounding areas in the southern hemisphere, taken less than 18 hours before closest approach. Centered just west of the Red Spot, at 22 S, 95 W, this image shows the turbulent region around the Red Spot and one of the large white ovals beneath it. The frame was taken by the wide angle camera with a violet filter and is about 60,000 km across. North is at 1:00. (Voyager 1, 16367.21)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-04 T 18:25:22
Distance/Range (km): 1890134.0
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -22.27,094.63
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: red spot, clouds
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): 20.50
Phase Angle (deg): 5.43
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 22.65

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0018
NASA Image ID number: FDS 16367.21
Other Image ID number: 0476J1-001
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.