Voting Round :

PJ18 Encounter

CLOSED : 2019-02-12 00:00:00
Perijove on : 2019-02-12 17:36 UT
About This Round
The spacecraft will pass close to the Great Red Spot again. The orientation of the spacecraft is optimized for gravity science, so it will not be ideal for imaging, but we will get great views from a perspective south of the GRS. Juno approaches Jupiter from the dark side, so we will carry out a lightning search campaign inbound. We know that there are lots of lightning storms so we just need to be lucky to catch a flash! After closest approach (perijove) Jupiter will only be visible at the edge of the JunoCam field of view. In contrast to previous flybys our coverage will be sparse in the latitude zone from the equator to the GRS because images of just the limb of Jupiter aren't as important as other targets. Once most of the disk of Jupiter is in the JunoCam field of view again, as the spacecraft is outbound, we will take numerous images of the south pole. Many of these will be taken in pairs so that we can have two integration times. With a long integration time we can see closer to the terminator but we saturate the lower latitudes. We will use the shorter integration images to map those latitudes.
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