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About this Object

Object Name:

Jupiter

Object Description:

Planet

Distance:

The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles).

Dimensions:

The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator.

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 11096: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, and W. Januszewski (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI); H. Weaver (JHU/APL), A. Simon-Miller (NASA/GSFC), T. Roman (STScI), J. Clark (Boston University), and J. Spencer, (SwRI).

ACS/SBC ulraviolet data provided courtesy of HST proposal 10862 (PI J. Clark, et al).

Instrument:

WFPC2

ACS/SBC

Exposure Date:

February 17, 2007

February 20/21, 2007

Filters:

410nm, 673nm

115nm, 125nm

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

Release Date:

March 8, 2007

Color:

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the WFPC2 and the ACS instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope using several different filters. Three filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

115nm, 125nm

blue/violet

673nm

red/orange

410nm

cyan/blue

Orientation/Scale: