Animated Lens Flare and Ganymede PJ24_02

2020-01-15 22:49 UT
Credit : NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Brian Swift © cc by
Submitted By : BrianSwift
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 24
Source Image(s) : JNCE_2019360_24C00002_V01

Ganymede and lens flare from Sun pass over JunoCam’s CCD blue green red filter regions as the @NASAJuno spacecraft makes 24th close approach to Jupiter on Dec 26 2019. At closest point in this sequence, Sun is about 2º degrees outside camera field of view. If Sun were to be imaged by JunoCam it would only be about about 4 pixels across. Images are displayed at realtime rate, but only cover half of a spin (the other half are just black space). PJ24_02.