Compass and Scale Image for Close-up Portrait of Jupiter
At the time of observation, Jupiter was 4.458AU (415 million miles or 668 million kilometers) from Earth. The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 astronomical units (483 million miles or 778 million km).
Jupiter has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator.
The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 14756: A. Simon (GSFC), M. Wong (UC Berkeley), and G. Orton (JPL-Caltech).
395 nm, 502 nm, and 631 nm
These images are 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)