Jupiter - Voyager 1

Jupiter, Io, and Europa

Voyager 1 image of Jupiter its two closest Galilean satellites, Io and Europa. Io is the yellowish moon to the left center, directly in front of the Great Red Spot and Europa is the white moon close to the center of the frame. Io is 6340 km in diameter and is orbiting 350,000 km above the planet. Europa's diameter is 3120 km and it is 600,000 km above Jupiter. The image was taken from a distance of 20 million km on 13 February 1979. Jupiter is 71,492 km in diameter and north is at 11:00. This image was originally released 2/21/79 as P21082. It has been reprocessed to more accurately represent the true color of Jupiter. (Voyager 1, P-46599)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-02-13
Distance/Range (km): 20,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, io, europa, great red spot
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-46599
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