Jupiter - Voyager 1

East of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter

This image of the area on Jupiter just east of the Great Red Spot was taken on 4 March 1979, one day before Voyager 1's closest approach to Jupiter, from a distance of 1,800,000 km. The eastern edge of the Great Red Spot can be seen at the lower left. The turbulent area right of this is associated with the circulation and shear of the Great Red Spot and the atmosphere. The frame is roughly 12,000 km across and the smallest reature that can be resolved is about 30 km. North is up. (Voyager 1, P-21231)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-04
Distance/Range (km): 1,800,000
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-21231
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.