Jupiter - Voyager 1

Looking Back to a Crescent Jupiter

This image of Jupiter was taken looking back almost three weeks after the 5 March closest approach. The Great Red Spot can be seen at lower right. Three images were taken through different filters and combined to give this view. Voyager 1 was roughly 30 million km away when this image was taken. Jupiter is 71,492 km in diameter and north is at 12:00. (Voyager 1, IPL-260668)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-24
Distance/Range (km): 30,000,000 km
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: 3 filters
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: N/A
NASA Image ID number: IPL-260668
Other Image ID number: 0848J1+019
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander, jay.s.friedlander@nasa.gov, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov

Last updated: 24 September 2015