On October 29, 2018, NASA’s Juno probe successfully performed her Perijove-16 Jupiter flyby.This time, Juno’s spin axis was pointed away from Earth, in order to obtain a better view to Jupiter for Juno’s instruments. At the same time, solar conjunction was approaching. So, the amount of data was more restricted for this perijove pass than usual. Juno Cam’s priority was on high-quality close-up images. Images of the north polar region were dedicated for long-exposure observations close to the terminator. These images aren’t included into this flyby movie.The movie is a reconstruction of the 114 minutes between 2018-10-29 T20:35:00.000 and 2018-10-29 T22:29:00.000 in 125-fold time-lapse. It is based on 21 of the Juno-cam images taken, and on spacecraft trajectory data provided via SPICE kernel files.

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