Jupiter - Voyager 2

Jupiter's clouds and the Great Red Spot

Jupiter
Voyager 2 image of Jupiter and the Great Red Spot. To the lower left of the Red Spot lies one of the three white ovals. Note the complex patterns of clouds associated with these features. The Red Spot is approximately 12,000 km from top to bottom, and the smallest features which can be resolved in this image are about 170 km in size. North is at about 11:00. (Voyager 2, P-21732)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-06-29
Distance/Range (km): 9,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Global view, clouds, red spot
Instrument: Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: clear, orange, green
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-21732
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 14 March 2003, DRW.