My Best Image Process of Jupiter To Date—and it’s the Great Red Spot!!

GRS Full Swath July 10 2017

Jupiter, as seen through the eyes of the JunoCAM during Juno’s flyby of the Great Red Spot. Edited and processed by me using the map-projected image from the Juno data.

Sooooo, after some hard work and several tries, I finally got to an image I can say I’m happy with—YAY! Thanks to one of the best image processors and science communicators I know, Jason Major, I’ve gone back to the drawing board and come up with this wonderful image taken by the JunoCAM!

Why does it matter? Well, Juno made its historic flyby of the Great Red Spot, a storm that’s been churning for centuries, on July 10, 2017, and it flew so close to this thing, 5600 miles above, that we’re sure to find out some surprising information about this storm that’s dazzled scientists and enthusiasts for years. In fact, you can hear me talk about the event with Anchor‘s podcast, here.

So getting to process one of these images was something I really wanted to do. I did create a GIF of the flyby, which you can find in a previous blog post, here, along with other images processed by others, including Jason Major.

So, what do you think? Let me know your thoughts! I’m very pleased with this result!

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5 thoughts on “My Best Image Process of Jupiter To Date—and it’s the Great Red Spot!!

  1. As a kid, I remember the first time I saw the Red Spot through a rickety 1910-ish telescope and wondering what it was. Wow! Now we know. My mind would have been blown if my 1960 kid self if I could have seen your pic. Wonderful ❤️

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