PJ23 image 20: Jovian pastel colors (Jet N5 - enhanced)

2019-11-25 19:02 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Björn Jónsson © cc nc sa
Submitted By : Bjorn_Jonsson
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 23
Source Image(s) : JNCE_2019307_23C00020_V01

An image processed from the PJ23_20 raw image framelets. The contrast has been increased and color differences enhanced. The pastel colors above and slightly left of center are near planetographic latitude 52 degrees north. They are a real feature and not a processing artifact. These colors are also visible in the true color/contrast version of this image but look far more subdued there. The colors are also visible in versions of this image processed by others, in particular in Gerald Eichstädt's images. Hints of pastel colors have also been visible in some earlier JunoCam images (e.g. image PJ9_81) but they are especially strong in this image.

For cosmetic purposes a small gap on Jupiter's limb at bottom was filled using data from a different image (JNCE_2019307_23C00021_V01).