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Jupiter and Callisto from Voyager 1

Jupiter and Callisto from Voyager 1

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NASA / JPL / Ian Regan

Jupiter and Callisto from Voyager 1
This color composite of Jupiter was the last image captured by Voyager 1 before its wide-angle camera could no longer fit the whole of the planet within its 3.2 degree field of view. However, due to pointing inaccuracies, most images that Voyager 1 acquired from this distance were truncated on one edge. Therefore, this is actually a mosaic of two sets of frames taken through orange, green, and violet filters, all taken on March 3, 1979, from a distance of 2.3 million km. Callisto is visible just off to the right of Jupiter's eastern limb, while the Great Red Spot and a large white oval dominate the southern hemisphere.

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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: Ian Regan

Original image data dated on or about March 3, 1979

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