1960

Jupiter 196004080924

Jupiter on 1960 April 7/8 at 04:24+7m EST (09:24 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. C.M.(1) 266º, C.M.(2) 350º. 4" reflector at 167x. Seeing 6. Transparency 5. North is down, east to the right. The black spot in the north-west is probably the shadow of satellite III (Ganymede).

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Jupiter 196003250914

Jupiter on 1960 March 25/26 at 04:14+12m EST (09:14 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. C.M.(1) 269º, C.M.(2) 192º. 4" reflector at 167x. Seeing 6. Transparency 4½. I have never seen better seeing than this around Montreal.

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Venus 196012271903

Venus on 1960 December 27 at 14:03 EST (19:03 UT) as sketched by Constantine Papacosmos. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3. Transparency 3.

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Venus 196012271905

Venus on 1960 December 27 at 14:05-14:09 local time (19:05-19:09 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3. Transparency 3.

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Venus 196012242150

Venus on 1960 December 24/25 at 16:50 +10m EST (21:50 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 4" reflector at 167x. Seeing 3. Transparency 3.

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Venus 196012241900

Venus on 1960 December 24 at 14:00-14:10 local time (19:00-19:10 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4. Transparency 3. Daylight observation. Intensity estimates very unreliable. First attempt at such. Made after seeing other drawings.

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Venus 196012241752

Venus on 1960 December 24 at 12:48-12:57 local time (17:52 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3-1. Transparency 4 (daylight). First attempt at intensity estimates of Venus; of doubtful value.

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Venus 196012202100

Venus on 1960 December 20/21 at 16:00-16:30 local time (21:00-21:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x. Seeing 3-5. Transparency 4-5. Seeing very good (5) for short time. Drawing I: no filter. Drawing II: Wratten 47B – deep violet filter. Difference between two drawings quite definite.

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Venus 196012171835

Venus on 1960 December 17 at 13:35 local time (18:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2. Transparency 2.

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Venus 196012171840

Venus on 1960 December 17 at 13:40 + 10m EST (18:40 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3. Transparency 3.

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