Jupiter - Voyager 1

Jupiter, showing the Great Red Spot, and Ganymede, from 40 million km.

Voyager 1 image of Jupitor and Ganymede while the spacecraft was a little over a month away from closest approach, at a distance of over 40 million km (25 million miles). The Great Red Spot, a giant circulating feature in the atmosphere, has been observed for hundreds of years. Ganymede, Jupiter's largest satellite, is at the lower left. Jupiter is 71,492 km in diameter and North is at 11:30. (Voyager 1, P-20945)
Larger image: 99 K

High resolution tiff file (3.1 Mb)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-01-24
Distance/Range (km): 40,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, cloud
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: three filters
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 10.
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: P-20945
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 03 March 2003, DRW.