NOAO >   Observing Info >   Approved Programs >   2018A-0134

Small NOAO Logo

Program Information for 2018A-0134


PI: Glenn Orton, CalTech-JPL, glenn.orton@jpl.nasa.gov
Address: MS 183-501, 4800 OAK GROVE DRIVE, PASADENA, CA 91109 USA

CoI: Andrew Stephens, Gemini Observatory
CoI: Thomas Momary, CalTech-JPL
CoI: Kevin Baines, CalTech-JPL
CoI: Patrick Irwin, University of Oxford
CoI: James Sinclair, CalTech-JPL
CoI: Rohini Giles, CalTech-JPL
CoI: Michael H Wong, UC Berkeley
CoI: Imke de Pater, UC Berkeley
CoI: Leigh Fletcher, University of Leicester
CoI: Alberto Adriana, INAF, Rome Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Giuseppe Sindoni, INAF, Rome Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Alessandro Mura, INAF, Rome Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Davide Grassi, INAF, Rome Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Thomas Greathouse, Southwest Research Institute

Title: High-Resolution Mapping of Jupiter's Clouds in the Near Infrared: Support for the Juno Mission PJ11-PJ14

Abstract: We propose to extend and enhance the Juno mission's scientific output by supplementing the spatial and spectral coverage of its payload, concentrating on suport for its microwave (MWR), near-infrared (JIRAM) and CCD (JunoCam) instruments. We will image Jupiter over a range of methane and molecular-hydrogen absorption features to map the horizonal and vertical distribution of cloud at epochs that are contemporaneous with the scheduled passage of the Juno spacecraft in its close-in orbits at Jupiter. Images of Jupiter will be made at key times when the confiruation of the Galilean satellites allow for AO-stabilized imaging that is equivalent to ~350 km at Jupiter and the closest possible to JIRAM's and JunoCam's polar spatial resolution on the order of 50 km and the MWR's ~350-1000 km at closest apoproach to Jupiter.

Program Type: Standard/Solar System

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2018A):  GEM-NQ/NIRI -- 4.5hrs band 1 (GN-2018A-Q-108 )


National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, Arizona 85726, Phone: (520) 318-8000, Fax: (520) 318-8360



NOAO >   Observing Info >   Approved Programs >   2018A-0134

noaoprop-help@noao.edu

Small NOAO Logo