Jupiter - Voyager 1

Jupiter's Great Red Spot, White Oval, and Surroundings

This image shows Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a white oval, and the turbulent atmospheric region surrounding these features, taken on 1 March 1979 from a distance of 5 million km, only 4 days before Voyager 1's flyby of Jupiter. The Great Red Spot has been visible since Galileo first observed Jupiter through his telescope in 1610. The white ovals first appeared in 1939 and 1940. Features as small as 100 km across can be resolved in this image. The Great Red Spot is about 12,000 km from top to bottom. North is at 11:00. (Voyager 1, P-21182)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-01
Distance/Range (km): 5,000,000
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: 2 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-21182
Other Image ID number: FDS 16268.03 FDS 16268.05
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