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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

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Voyager mosaic of the Great Red Spot of 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 18 km/pixel in the "click to enlarge" version.

NASA / JPL / Björn Jónsson

Voyager mosaic of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter (labeled)

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.

Original image data dated on or about March 4, 1979.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Björn Jónsson

 

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