The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Voyager mosaic of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter
Filed under atmospheres, amateur image processing, Voyager 1 and 2, Jupiter
This 12-footprint color mosaic of Jupiter's Great Red Spot was composed of 24 images captured through orange and violet filters by Voyager 1 on March 4,1979 at a distance of about 1.85 million km. The first image (C1635314.IMQ) was obtained at 07:08:36 and the last one (C1635400.IMQ) at 07:45:24. The resolution is roughly 24 km/pixel in the "click to enlarge" version; for a full-resolution version at 18 km/pixel (2.5 MB), click here
NASA / JPL / Björn Jónsson
NASA / JPL / SSI / Björn Jónsson
Voyager mosaic of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter (labeled)
The blue "X"s on this version of Björn Jónsson's Great Red Spot mosaic mark cloud features that might display shadows from vertical relief of the clouds.
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Original image data dated on or about March 4, 1979
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