PJ56 image 132: Jet N4

2023-12-15 01:29 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Björn Jónsson © cc nc sa
Submitted By : Bjorn_Jonsson
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 56
Source Image(s) : JNCE_2023326_56C00132_V01

Two versions of image PJ56_132 showing Jupiter's northern hemisphere: An approximately true color/contrast version (left) and an illumination-adjusted contrast enhanced version (right). North is up.

The red channel had some gaps that were filled using a synthetic image created from the green channel. In addition, a narrow strip that contained only blue data was filled using data from image PJ56_135 (the quality of the PJ56_132 blue data was low so synthesizing acceptable red/green data from it was not possible).

Overall, the color information is less reliable in the PJ56 images than in images from earlier perijoves, especially in dark areas. This image has some spurious color variations that mainly manifest themselves as purplish or greenish areas.