Jupiter - Voyager 2

Processed color image of Jupiter

This image of Jupiter was produced from Voyager 2 images taken in June of 1979. The image was produced by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1990. The colors have been enhanced to bring out detail. The light-colored zones circling the planet are bands of ascending clouds while the dark regions are descending. The Great Red Spot can be seen at lower left. Other oval shaped atmospheric features are also visible. Jupiter is 71,492 km in diameter and north is up. (Voyager 2, VG2_USGS_1990)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-06
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
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: VG2_USGS_1990
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