Compass and Scale Image of Jupiter
The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 astronomical units (483 million miles or 778 million km).
The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator.
The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 13937: A. Simon (GSFC), M. Wong (UC Berkeley), and G. Orton (JPL-Caltech).
395 nm, 502 nm, and 631 nm
The image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample narrow wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
Blue: F395N (395 nm)
Green: F502N (502 nm)
Red: F631N (631 nm)