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

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Science  01 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4396, pp. 1007-1008
DOI: 10.1126/science.204.4396.1007


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.