Jupiter - Voyager 2

Jupiter's southern hemisphere

This image of Jupiter was created from three pictures taken by Voyager 2 on June 9, 1979, one month before its closest approach, at a distance of 24 million km. The Great Red Spot (GRS) can be seen at right, as well as the disturbed atmospheric region to its left. The GRS is about 12000 km from top to bottom. Below and left of the spot is a white oval. Jupiter is 71,492 km in diameter and north is at 11:00. (Voyager 2, P-21713)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-06-09
Distance/Range (km): 24,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds, 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: 3 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-21713
Other Image ID number: FDS 19748.30, FDS 19748.32, FDS 19748.34
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 28 February 2003, DRW.