Jupiter's ring - Voyager 1

First evidence of a ring around Jupiter

Jupiter's ring
Voyager 1 images gave the first indication of a faint ring around Jupiter. The location of the ring is indicated by the white line. The thickness of the ring is estimated to be 30 km or less. Jupiter is about 142,000 km in diameter. The ring has a diameter of about 250,000 km. North is at 11:00 (Voyager 1, P-21259)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-04
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: ring, global view
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 X .424
Filter: N/A
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-21259
Other Image ID number: 79-HC-105
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 03 March 2003, DRW.