Jupiter - Voyager 1
Jupiter, Io, and Europa
Voyager 1 image of Jupiter its two closest Galilean satellites, Io and Europa. Io is the yellowish
moon to the left center, directly in front of the Great Red Spot and Europa is the white moon close
to the center of the frame. Io is 6340 km in diameter and is orbiting 350,000 km above the planet.
Europa's diameter is 3120 km and it is 600,000 km above Jupiter.
The image was taken from a distance of 20 million km on 13 February 1979. Jupiter is 71,492 km in
diameter and north is at 11:00. This image was originally released 2/21/79 as P21082. It has been
reprocessed to more accurately represent the true color of Jupiter.
(Voyager 1, P-46599)
Larger size: 88 K jpg
High resolution tif file (0.5 Mb)
Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-02-13
Distance/Range (km): 20,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Area or Feature Type: global view, io, europa, 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
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-46599
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.