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.

Credit:

ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0123e
Type:Observation
Release date:7 June 2001
Related releases:eso0123
Size:778 x 695 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Aurora
• X - Solar System

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
3.21 μm Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
Near-IR
3.28 μm Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
Near-IR
3.75 μm Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
Near-IR
4.07 μm Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

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