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Large Jet at North North Temperate Zone [NASA Juno, Perijove 21], 



    
        

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Large Jet at North North Temperate Zone [NASA Juno, Perijove 21]

Large Jet at North North Temperate Zone [NASA Juno, Perijove 21], 



    
        

            sergio.diaz

Large Jet at North North Temperate Zone [NASA Juno, Perijove 21]

Acquisition details

Date: July 21, 2019

Time: 03:53

Resolution: 8453x3202

File size: 6.2 MB

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data

Description

PJ21 JET N4

Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 21
IMAGE TIME: 2019-07-21T03:53:31.092
PRODUCT ID: JNCE_2019202_21C00018_V01
SPACECRAFT ALTITUDE: 12434.4 km
SUB SPACECRAFT LATITUDE: 45.5552
SUB SPACECRAFT LONGITUDE: 267.1395

Credit: NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Sergio Díaz

After finishing my previous image of the cloud tops at NNTeB on PJ16 made by processing directly Junocam raw data, I wanted to try this image of the stunning "N4" jet stream captured during PJ21. The preprocessing ended up with a very warm, somewhat golden color balance that I wanted to keep. The jet stream shows some red glowing areas near the center of the image that look like they were being illuminated from fires inside the atmosphere. The North North Temperate Belt extends from the top center to the left, and at the right side of the image, some gigantic but very differently textured whirlpools stand out. The lower right area includes part of the filamentary region, not far from the North pole. 

As a whole, to me it evokes the impression of a mysterious, magical sphere reconfiguring its surface before revealing some unimaginable secret.  

Preprocessed by a custom made Python script and postprocessed in PixInsight and Cupscale as outlined in this blog post.

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Large Jet at North North Temperate Zone [NASA Juno, Perijove 21], 



    
        

            sergio.diaz