European Planetary Science Congress 2017
17–22 September 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija | Riga | Latvia

AM2

Juno Ground-Based Support from Amateurs
Convener: M. Delcroix  | Co-Conveners: J. Rogers , C. Pellier , R. Hueso , G. S. Orton , L.N. Fletcher , P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher 
Oral programme
 / Wed, 20 Sep, 16:00–17:30  / Room Mars
Since July 2016, the NASA spacecraft Juno explores Jupiter's inner structure from a series of long elliptical orbits with close flybies of the planet. To understand the atmospheric dynamics of the planet at the time of Juno, NASA collaborates with amateur astronomers observing the Giant Planet. The collaborative effort between Juno and amateurs is linked to the visual camera onboard Juno: JunoCam. Juno showcases an exciting opportunity for amateurs to provide an unique dataset that is used to plan the high-resolution observations from JunoCam and that advances our knowledge of the atmospheric dynamics of the Giant planet Jupiter.

This session will present the different contribution of amateurs, from their own images, to Junocam iumages processing and support on selecting by vote the feature to be observed during the flybies.