Voting Round :

PJ24 Encounter

CLOSED : 2019-12-26 00:00:00
Perijove on : 2019-12-26 17:35 UT
About This Round
Juno will fly by Ganymede inbound to Jupiter at a range of ~100,000 km. We will take 4 images, spaced to cover different terrain. After that Juno has a more distant Io encounter and we will take two images to look for volcanic plumes that may show up as bright spots just beyond the terminator (similar to PJ17). After those images we start the Jupiter sequence.

The entire pass takes place while Jupiter is behind the sun, known as solar conjunction. This means that radio signals get corrupted by the sun so we do not attempt to transmit data. The images will be downlinked to earth when the angle between Jupiter and the sun is >2 deg and we can get a clean signal, about a week after perijove.
Winner Selection
The perijove pass begins with lightning search images as Juno approaches the night side of Jupiter. North polar coverage begins at -40 min from perijove. The latitude of perijove continues to move north, now up to ~26N, so the northern latitudinal coverage is compressed. In contrast the south polar crossing does not occur until +2 hr so a lengthy southern timelapse sequence is planned.

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