RE: Juno Flyby - Online Tracking

From: Chris Peat (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2013 - 15:18:49 UTC

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    We also have zoomable star charts and other flyby graphics on Heavens-Above.
    Amateur astronomers in India may also be able to photograph Juno after
    shadow exit. For example, from Bangalore the range will be 9000 km after
    shadow exit and altitude over 70 degrees. We have assumed an intrinsic
    magnitude the same as the dragon capsule and this gives an absolute
    magnitude of 7.3 at shadow exit, but I have no idea how accurate this is.
    Cape Town is definitely the best location though, with a range of only
    1300km at shadow entry.
    JPL are encouraging amateur observers with the necessary equipment to try
    and photograph Juno.
    Chris Peat
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