PJ49 Io images (updated)

2023-03-08 00:48 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Björn Jónsson © cc nc sa
Submitted By : Bjorn_Jonsson
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 49

A montage of the PJ49 JunoCam images of Io. The images are enlarged by a factor of 5 relative to the original data. One of the images was obtained with a relatively long exposure time, causing parts of the image to become overexposed/saturated.

The color balance is preliminary but hopefully this is not very far from Io's real color. However, Io's color is a remarkably complicated subject.

The viewing geometry is also shown using computer generated images that include a latitude/longitude grid. They are based on a Voyager/Galileo map of Io.