Jupiter - Voyager 1

The center of Jupiter's great red spot from 1.2 million km

Jupiter
Voyager 1 violet-filter image of the center of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. This image was taken about 17 hours before closest approach from a distance of 1,188,000 km with the narrow-angle camera. The Great Red Spot is a storm-like feature in Jupiter's atmosphere which has been observed for hundreds of years. The frame is about 8,500 km across and north is at 1:30. (Voyager 1, 16367.38)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-04 T 18:39:46
Distance/Range (km): 1188139.5
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -35.39,069.54
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): .424 x .424
Filter: violet (1)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 43.34
Phase Angle (deg): 4.23
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 42.01

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0018
NASA Image ID number: FDS 16367.38
Other Image ID number: 0494J1-001
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.