PIA01529: Jupiter Ring System


Jupiter Ring System

Caption:

Jupiter's faint ring system is shown in this color composite as two light orange lines protruding from the left toward Jupiter's limb. This picture was taken in Jupiter's shadow through orange and violet filters. The colorful images of Jupiter's bright limb are evidence of the spacecraft motion during these long exposures. The Voyager 2 spacecraft was at a range of 1,450,000 kilometers (900,000 miles) about two degrees below the plane of the ring. The lower ring image was cut short by Jupiter's shadow on the ring.

Background Info:

JPL manages the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter Rings Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Ring Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument
Detector
Extra Keywords Color, Shadow
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1999-05-08
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01529
Identifier PIA01529