Jupiter - Voyager 2

False Color Image of Jupiter's Rings

This image of Jupiter's rings was taken by Voyager 2 looking back towards Jupiter from inside its shadow one day after its flyby. The thin jovian ring makes up the two orange lines to the left of the image. The blue and red arc is the limb of Jupiter, backlit by the Sun. The lower ring is cut short by Jupiter's shadow. The image was produced from two images taken through the orange and violet filters from a distance of almost 1.5 million km. Jupiter is 71,500 km in radius and north is at 11:00. (Voyager 2, P-21779)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-07-10
Distance/Range (km): 1,450,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: rings
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: orange, violet
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-21779
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 19 March 2003, DRW.