Voting Round :

PJ11 Encounter

CLOSED : 2018-02-07 00:00:00
Perijove on : 2018-02-07 13:53 UT
About This Round
This perijove pass will be carried out in the gravity orientation which points the solar arrays at the sun. Jupiter is no longer in the JunoCam field of view on approach. When it does enter the camera field of view we see only the dark night side of Jupiter. At about 1 hour prior to closest approach the northern illuminated crescent comes into view. The north pole is clipped on one side by the edge of the field of view and by the terminator on the other. The resolution of the north pole is improving however as Juno's orbit evolves, moving the subspacecraft latitude northward on every perijove. The subspacecraft latitude at perijove on this pass is 15N. Because of the orientation of the elliptical orbit Juno has an increasingly long duration view of the south pole on departure.
Winner Selection
We are no longer voting as it is becoming increasingly difficult to predict which storms will be in the JunoCam field of view as Juno's orbit evolves. Instead we will carry out campaigns. On PJ10 for example we devoted a number of images to looking for lightning. On this PJ11 we will use our resources to do polar timelapse sequences. In the north this is driven by a sense of urgency as the image is narrower on each pass. In the south, although our observing window is increasing in duration, we are losing resolution as the distance increases. In between the two polar time-lapse sequences images are timed to get complete latitudinal coverage.

Candidate Points of Interest

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