PIA21715: Rotating Jupiter With Great Red Spot, January 2017

Rotating Jupiter With Great Red Spot, January 2017


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This video shows Jupiter as revealed by a powerful telescope and a mid-infrared filter sensitive to the giant planet's tropospheric temperatures and cloud thickness. It combines observations made on Jan. 14, 2017, using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.

The filter used admits infrared light centered on a wavelength of 8.8 microns. The video includes interpolated frames for smoother apparent motion. The instrument used to take this image is Cooled Mid-Infrared Camera and Spectrometer (COMICS) of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan's Subaru Telescope on the Maunakea volcano.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Juno
Instrument Host
Host Type
Instrument Subaru Telescope
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Infrared, Movie, Storm, Volcano
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2017-06-30
Date in Caption 2017-01-14
Image Credit NAOJ/NASA/JPL-Caltech
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21715
Identifier PIA21715