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
|Release date:||May 11, 2021, noon|
|Size:||1400 x 1304 px|
About the Object
Colors & filters
|4.68 μm||Gemini North|