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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

If you'd like to share commentary on Jupiter's atmosphere that is not related to a specific Point of Interest, please contribute below.

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  1. comment by Iapetus on 2017-10-06 07:27 UT

    Could anyone attach these images together? The only ones stitched that I’ve seen have been enhanced images but there aren’t any true colour ones.

    https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing?id=2976

    https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing?id=2977

    https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing?id=2978

    Thanks

    • comment by Moseley-49 on 2017-10-18 14:08 UT

      I'll try to do it with matlab tonight.

  2. comment by ANS-72 on 2017-09-21 06:05 UT

    Very good.

  3. comment by Xavi on 2017-08-21 05:36 UT
    comment removed.
  4. comment by KevinOnJupiter on 2017-08-06 14:20 UT

    Low pressure spirals inward.

    High pressure fans out.

    This feature looks to me like it is spinning clockwise and spiraling inward therefore i believe it is a low pressure and not a high pressure system

    I have seen other white ovals that also spiral inward as well.

    I believe we need to rethink high pressure systems

    as being the dominant storm type on Jupiter.