Voting Round :

PJ12 Encounter

CLOSED : 2018-04-01 00:00:00
Perijove on : 2018-04-01 09:47 UT
About This Round
As Juno's orbit evolves we are spending more time on the night side of Jupiter, and perijove is moving closer to the subsolar point. The orbit is also rotating such that the closest approach point is moving northward. In order to take advantage of good lighting while we can the project agreed to re-orient the Juno spacecraft for this pass. We will not be voting this pass - go to winner selection to read how the images will be taken.
Winner Selection
We will start inbound imaging 19 hours before the closest approach. These distant images are at a high phase angle but will give us context for later images.

About 2 hours from closest approach we will image Io. We are planning to take two pictures - one exposed nominally and one that over-exposes Io to look for volcanic plumes extending above the surface.

For the 2 hours between our best view looking down at the north pole and looking up at the south pole JunoCam will carry out several campaigns.

Timelapse sequences of images of the north pole and the south pole will allow us to generate movies showing the motions of the circumpolar cyclones.

The Great Red Spot (GRS) is close to Juno's ground track. We will image the region just east of the GRS when we are close. As the spacecraft recedes from Jupiter and our field of view covers more territory we will capture the Great Red Spot in its entirety.

Towards the end of the perijove pass we will image Ganymede. Update: We missed Ganymede, but Io is in this image.

Candidate Points of Interest

Voting has closed for this round. Winners are still being selected by the Mission Juno Team. Please Check back soon!