Scale and Compass Image for Jupiter Aurora
Jupiter, Jupiter Aurora
The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 astronomical units (483 million miles or 778 million kilometers).
The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 kilometers) at the equator.
The data are from the following HST proposals:
2014 WFC3/UVIS Data: 13631 PI: A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), G. Orton (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), J. Rogers (University of Cambridge, UK), and M. Wong and I. de Pater (University of California, Berkeley)
2016 STIS Data: 14105 PI: J. Nichols (University of Leicester), J. Clarke (Boston University), G. Orton (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), S. Cowley, E. Bunce, and T. Stallard (University of Leicester), S. Badman (Lancaster University), D. Grodent, B. Bonfond, and A. Radioti (Universite de Liege), R. Gladstone (Southwest Research Institute), F. Bagenal (University of Colorado, Boulder), J. Connerney (NASA/GSFC), D. McComas (Princeton University), B. Mauk (JHU/APL), W. Kurth (University of Iowa), I. Yoshikawa (University of Tokyo), M. Fujimoto (ISAS, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), C. Tao (NICT, Japan), and T. Kimura (ISAS, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency).
WFC3/UVIS: F395N (395 nm), F502N (502 nm), and F631N (631 nm)
STIS/FUV-MAMA F25SRF2 (145nm)
This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the STIS and WFC3/UVIS instruments. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. 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: STIS CCD
Blue: WFC3/UVIS F395N (395 nm)
Green: WFC3/UVIS F502N (502 nm)
Red: WFC3/UVIS F631N (631 nm)