PJ20 image 34: Jovian ships (enhanced)

2019-07-13 22:39 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Björn Jónsson © cc nc sa
Submitted By : Bjorn_Jonsson
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 20
Source Image(s) : JNCE_2019149_20C00034_V01

An enhanced map-projected image showing the area from latitude 5 degrees south to 6.6 degrees north. The image has been processed to better reveal various subtle features and color variations. The enhancement/processing parameters differ for different parts of the image. The enhancement is strongest in areas that have low contrast in the original imaging data.

Various interesting cloud features can be seen; perhaps the strangest one is the 'fleet of ships' (a term first used by John Rogers in his PJ20 report) in the lower right quadrant of the image. Interestingly the 'ships' are oriented at an angle of roughly 30-60 degrees relative to faint north-south oriented striations in this area. The visual impression I get from the image is that the 'ships' are higher in the atmosphere but this could easily be wrong. A number of additional interesting features are also visible in this image; many of them look very subtle in the true color/contrast version of this image.