Venus on 1961 September 16 at 13:45-13:50 EDT (17:45-17:55 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1/10. Transparency 2/5. Detail very indefinite, dusky streak seen at moments of good seeing.
Venus on 1961 July 23 at 05:45-05:55 local time (09:45-09:55 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 2/10. Transparency 2/5. Usual terminator darkening. Dark spot in north quite definite. Other markings quite faint.
Venus on 1961 June 25 at 04:30 EDT (08:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x-300x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 5/5. Planet presented a remarkable view. All detail quite conspicuous both with and without blue filter, resulting in fairly accurate plotting of features. Phase appeared just at or just shy of dichotomy.