Near-IR Image of Jupiter

This is what Jupiter would look like if our eyes saw in the near-ir instead of the optical. This RGB composite image is actually made with the K, H, and J filters (2.2, 1.6, and 1.2 microns). The great red spot is visible at the lower left, while the poles shine brightly with thermal emission. This was taken on the UH 2.2m in August of 1996 using the above tip/tilt system. The resolution is about 0.4".

Last Modified 3/11/97