Gemini North Infrared View of Jupiter

This infrared view of Jupiter was created from data captured on 11 January 2017 with the Near-InfraRed Imager (NIRI) instrument at Gemini North in Hawaiʻi, the northern member of the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. It is actually a mosaic of individual frames that were combined to produce a global portrait of the planet.

In the image warmer areas appear bright, including four large hot spots that appear in a row just north of the equator. South of the equator, the oval-shaped and cloud-covered Great Red Spot appears dark.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA, M.H. Wong (UC Berkeley) et al.
Acknowledgments: M. Zamani

About the Image

Id:noirlab2116a
Type:Planetary
Release date:May 11, 2021, noon
Related releases:noirlab2116
Size:1400 x 1304 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter
Category:Solar System

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
M'
4.68 μmGemini North
NIRI