Jupiter - Voyager 2

Color enhanced image of Jupiter's equatorial region

This image of Jupiter's equatorial zone is highly color enhanced to bring out details in the atmosphere. It was produced from 3 images taken on 28 June 1979 from a distance of just over 10 million km. In the upper part of the image is a brown "barge", a long-lived atmospheric feature which may represent a "hole" in the upper cloud layers. Across the middle of the photograph is Jupiter's equatorial zone, made up of white and bluish wispy clouds. The smallest features resolvable in this image are about 190 km across. The frame is roughly 80,000 km across and north is at about 11:30. (Voyager 2, P-21731)
Larger size: 220 K jpg

High resolution tif file (1.1 Mb)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-06-28
Distance/Range (km): 10,300,000
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: 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-21731
Other Image ID number: FDS 20321.49, FDS 20321.51, FDS 20321.53
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 28 February 2003, DRW.