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Photos from Pioneer 11 Image Photopolarimeter on 8x10 Negative Film


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1974-11-30 to 1974-12-04


This data set consists of B/W negatives of Pioneer 11 images obtained from the Imaging Photopolarimeter experiment (IPP). When viewed with the caption at the bottom, north is up and the rising limb is on the left. The images are displayed at a constant scale of 0.8 mm per spacecraft roll (scan by IPP). There are two images, one red and one blue for each frame number. The numbering system proceeds from high numbers and decreases until closest approach (designated C) so that number 1 is at periapsis. They then increase on the outgoing trajectory and are designated D. For example, image C 65 R was exposed through a red filter while the spacecraft was approaching Jupiter at a far distance from the planet. There is a corresponding frame in the blue (B). The numbers were assigned before image display, and so, there are some numbers for which no good data images exist. The images are displayed with only a one-dimensional rectification, so there is some distortion present. The quality of detail of the images ranges from poor to good.

Alternate Names

  • B/W 8x10 Photography


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
  • Astronomy: Visible
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 73-019A-07D

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. John F. Cooper



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. John W. FountainData ProviderUniversity of Arizona
Mr. John W. FountainGeneral ContactUniversity of Arizona
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