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Black and White Photography (Digitized)


Availability: Data Identified but not Received


This collection consists of digitized, B/W 8x10-inch negatives of Pioneer 11 images obtained from the Imaging Photopolarimeter experiment (IPP) the encounter with Jupiter. When the caption is 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/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, such that number 1 is at Jupiter periapsis. Numbers then increase on the outgoing trajectory and are designated D. For example, image A104R, for which film was exposed through a red filter, was obtained while the spacecraft was approaching Jupiter at a far distance from the planet. The numbers were assigned before image display, so there are some numbers for which good data were not obtained. The quality of the images ranges from poor to good.

For this digitization effort the NSSDCA scanned the negatives in collection PSSB-00017 at a resolution of about 600 dots per inch and output each image as one TIFF file. The NSSDCA also combined the TIFF images into a multipage PDF file to facilitate browsing. Both formats are included in this collection.

Alternate Names

  • B/W 8x10 Photography (Digitized)


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

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Ms. Stephanie A. McLaughlin



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