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Jupiter’s North Temperate Zone

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Jupiter North Temperate Zone This image was created from two taken from the JunoCam camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter on an unique circumpolar orbi.t https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(spacecraft). The camera is a “push-broom” type imager, generating an image as the spacecraft turns moving the sensor in sweeping motion over the observation area. It has a field of view of 58 degrees and can never get the whole planet in view although it come closest to doing this when it passes over the polar regions at a distance of 100,000km.  At its closest approaches JunoCam could achieve 15 km/pixel resolution from 4300 km, while Hubble has taken images of up to 119 km/pixel from 600 million km. The camera uses a Kodak image sensor, the KODAK KAI-2020, capable of color imaging at 1600 x 1200 pixels: less than 2 megapixels. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JunoCam

This image which shows part of the planet from a perspective of the northern temperate zone is a composite of two separate images taken from a distance of 9700km at a latitude of 39 degrees. The image shows the north polar region at the top but highlights the amazing convoluted storms that frequent the planet.

 

 

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Optics: NASA JunoCam
Mount: NASA Juno Satellite
Camera: NASA JunoCam
Filters: none
Dates/Times: 5/29/2019, Perijove 20
Location: Juno Orbit around Jupiter
Exposure Details: Combination of 2 images taken on circumpolar orbit at 9700km distance
Acquisition:  JunoCam
Processing: Photoshop CC2019