Jupiter Image Processing Technique

These six images demonstrate a new imaging technique, which allowed astronomers to make a sharper image of the triple eclipse on Jupiter. The Hubble Space Telescope took rapid-fire snapshots of Jupiter as it swung through the observatory's field of view. The top row of images shows three of those snapshots. Astronomers then combined the images, accounting for the planet's rotation between exposures, to obtain the sharper photo. The bottom row shows the sharper images. Astronomers added 20 exposures together to make each image.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0430d
Type:Collage
Release date:4 November 2004, 06:01
Size:620 x 480 px

About the Object

Name:Callisto, Ganymede, Io, Jupiter
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
1.08 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
1.66 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
1.9 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

Image Formats

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Screensize JPEG
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