PIA14410: Jupiter from the Ground

Jupiter from the Ground


Ground-based astronomers will be playing a vital role in NASA's Juno mission. Because Jupiter has such a dynamic atmosphere, images from the amateur astronomy community are needed to help the JunoCam instrument team predict what features will be visible when the camera's images are taken.

This image was acquired by Damian Peach on September 12, 2010, when Jupiter was close to opposition. South is up and the "Great Red Spot" is visible. Two of Jupiter's moons, Io and Ganymede, can also be seen in this image.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter Ganymede, Io
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet Satellite
Mission Juno
Instrument Host Juno
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument JunoCam
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Storm, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2011-08-03
Date in Caption 2010-09-12
Image Credit NASA/Damian Peach, Amateur Astonomer
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA14410
Identifier PIA14410