Jupiter - Voyager 1

Brown Barge on Jupiter

This large, long brown oval (roughly 10,000 km across) is known as a "barge" and was imaged by Voyager 1 on 2 March 1979, three days before its closest approach to Jupiter. The oval is located between 13 and 18 degrees latitude and may be an opening in the upper cloud deck providing a view of deeper layers. The thin orange stripe at the top of the frame is the north temperate current, with winds measured at 120 m/s. Below the oval is the pale orange north temperate belt. Features as small as 75 km across can be resolved in this image. North is at 11:00. (Voyager 1, P-21194)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-02
Distance/Range (km): 4,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: 2 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: P-21194
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 27 February 2003, DRW.