Jupiter - Voyager 2

Structure in Jupiter's Rings

This Voyager 2 image taken while the spacecraft was in Jupiter's shadow, looking back towards the rings from 1.5 million km. The rings are brightly lit by the forward scattered light from the Sun, indicating that they are composed of very small particles. Some radial structure can be seen in the rings. The main ring is about 125,000 km in diameter, and the inner glow is the halo ring. North is at about 1:00. (Voyager 2, 0206J2+001-2)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-07-10
Distance/Range (km): 1,500,000
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: N/A
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: 0206J2+001-2
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