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Notes about cylindrical maps and perijove passes

We create cylindrical maps from the telescopic images supplied by our amateur astronomers, and we update them every 2 weeks. Jupiter has a dynamic atmosphere where winds in the belts (brown) and zones (white) go in opposite directions. Storms develop and evolve, and other atmospheric features come and go. With each new map, we move all of the POI markers — sometimes POIs disappear, sometimes they get torn apart.

In its 53 day orbit, Juno spends most of the time distant from Jupiter. The spacecraft swoops from the north to the south pole in just 2 hours, which we call a "perijove pass". That means that the images JunoCam can take are restricted to a swath of longitude – we will not be able to select from all the points of interest every orbit. On the Voting page we will say which POI's are likely to be within our field of view on a given perijove pass and you will participate in the selection of which POI's to image.

We will have a conversation on every perijove pass about which POIs to image, and the debate will be based on the threads of discussion associated with those POIs. 

General Comments

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  1. comment by Hudson-78 on 2017-01-21 00:53 UT

    thats seems like a idea

  2. comment by Vladvysotskij-33 on 2017-01-20 22:26 UT

    i have a suggestion adrastea will there be a mission to photograph the small moon in the jovian rings?

  3. comment by Haltia-92 on 2017-01-20 16:46 UT

    I think strongly intersting to take picture exately centered on the North or South poles of Jupiter to check for the presence of some stable CICLONIC STRUCTURE similar to those discovered on the Saturn poles

  4. comment by Glenn on 2017-01-19 02:08 UT

    A correction to my post at 1:48 UT (below), it was the pre-PJ3 outbreak that we see in the NEB and the recent SEB outbreak. The pre-PJ2 outbreak was a rare one in the NTB. (Is Jupiter saluting our arrival?!)