Jupiter - Voyager 1

Enhanced color image of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter

Voyager 1 image of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter in enhanced color to bring out details. The Great Red Spot is about 12,000 km across its shortest dimension. It has been known since 1610, when Galileo first observed it with his telescope. It appears to be some sort of stable vortex in Jupiter's atmosphere. North is at 1:00. (Voyager 1, P-21229)
Larger size: 300 K jpg

High resolution tif file (2.4 Mb)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: great red spot
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
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Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
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NASA Image ID number: P-21229
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NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A
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Updated 27 February 2003, DRW.