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Published June 1, 1979 | public
Journal Article

Infrared Images of Jupiter at 5-Micrometer Wavelength During the Voyager 1 Encounter


A coordinated program to observe Jupiter at high spatial resolution in the 5-micrometer wavelength region was undertaken to support Voyager 1 imaging and infrared radiation experiment targeting. Jupiter was observed over a 5-month period from Palomar and Mauna Kea observatories. The frequency of observations allowed the selection of interesting areas for closer Voyager examination and also provided good short-term monitoring of variations in cloud morphology. Significant global changes in the 5-micrometer distribution are seen over this time period.

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© 1979 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 23 April 1979. We thank T. Clancy, D. Diner, A. Dobrovolskis, and J. Pechmann for assistance. This report presents the results of one phase of research carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract NAS 7-100, sponsored by NASA. Work at the University of Hawaii was also supported by NASA under contract NASW 3159.

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