Jupiter - Voyager 1

Jupiter's Great Red Spot and Surroundings

Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS) and its surroundings were images by Voyager 1 from a distance of 5.7 million km just over a week before its 5 March closest approach. Note the complex wave motion in the clouds to the left of the GRS. details in the clouds as small as 150 to 200 km across can be seen in this image. The GRS is roughly 12,000 km from top to bottom and north is at 11:00. (Voyager 1, P-21151)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-02-25
Distance/Range (km): 5,700,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: great red spot, 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-21151
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander, jay.s.friedlander@nasa.gov, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov

Last updated: 24 September 2015