Jupiter's Auroral Ring and Polar Haze
This photo shows the Jovian aurorae, in particular the northern ring (here shown in yellow/orange) as well as the "polar haze" (blue). The visibility of the various features has been enhanced by the use of false-colours. The moon Io is visible to the left.
Technical information: this image is a colour-coded combination of these four exposures. North is up and East is left.
About the Image
|Release date:||7 June 2001|
|Size:||778 x 695 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant|
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Aurora
• X - Solar System
Colours & filters
|3.21 μm||Very Large Telescope|
|3.28 μm||Very Large Telescope|
|3.75 μm||Very Large Telescope|
|4.07 μm||Very Large Telescope|