Mapping Jupiter's Latitudinal Bands and Great Red Spot Using HST/WFPC2 Far-Ultraviolet Imaging
Vincent, Mark B; Clarke, John T; Ballester, Gilda E; Harris, Walter M; West, Robert A; Trauger, John T; Evans, Robin W; Stapelfeldt, Karl R; Crisp, David; Burrows, Christopher J; Gallagher, John S; Griffiths, Richard E; Hester, J Jeff; Hoessel, John G; Holtzman, Jon A; Mould, Jeremy; Scowen, Paul A; Watson, Alan M; Westphal, James A
Jupiter's low and mid-latitudes are examined using ultraviolet (UV) images obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 over the period of 1994-1997. Effective atmospheric pressures probed by the F160W, F218W, and F255W are estimated at 100, 165, and 370 mbar, respectively, at low latitudes. Far-ultraviolet images of Jupiter taken with the F160W filter reveal bright and dark latitudinal bands at low and mid-latitudes. These bands were found to be correlated with...[Show more]
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