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'Cross sequence' of the Great Red Spot

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'Cross sequence' of the Great Red Spot About 20 hours before closest approach, Voyager 1 took a 'cross sequence' of images across Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS). This was for—among other things—supporting an observation for the IRIS instrument, which was observing the GRS at the same time. The images in this mosaic were acquired from a distance of ~1.25 million kilometers from the center of Jupiter at a resolution of ~12.5 km/pixel. Color, contrast, and sharpness have been enhanced to better show various details.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Björn Jónsson

'Cross sequence' of the Great Red Spot

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Björn Jónsson

'Cross sequence' of the Great Red Spot
About 20 hours before closest approach, Voyager 1 took a 'cross sequence' of images across Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS). This was for—among other things—supporting an observation for the IRIS instrument, which was observing the GRS at the same time. The images in this mosaic were acquired from a distance of ~1.25 million kilometers from the center of Jupiter at a resolution of ~12.5 km/pixel. This view is rendered in approximately true color.
Global context map for GRS cross sequence mosaic

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Björn Jónsson

Global context map for GRS cross sequence mosaic

Original image data dated on or about March 3, 1979.

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