1961

Venus 196109161745

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.

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Venus 196108050905

Venus on 1961 August 5 at 05:05-05:15 EDT (09:05-09:15 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5.

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Venus 196107230945

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.

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Venus 196107220810

Venus on 1961 July 22 at 04:10 EDT (08:10 UT) as sketched by Klaus Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x. Seeing 4-3/10. Transparency 4/5.

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Venus 196106250830

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.

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Venus 196106110915

Venus on 1961 June 11 at 05:15-05:25 local time (09:15-09:25 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. Ashen light noted at beginning of observation.

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Venus 196106041805

Venus on 1961 June 4 at 14:05-14:15 local time (18:05-18:15 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x. Seeing 2-4/10. Transparency 4-5/5.

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Venus 196106031800

Venus on 1961 June 3 at 14:00-14:10 local time (18:00-18:10 UT) as sketched by T.F. Morris. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3/10. Transparency 4/5.

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Venus 196106031755

Venus on 1961 June 3 at 13:50-13:55 local time (17:55 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1-2/10. Transparency 4-5/5. Phase estimated as about 42%. Seeing too poor to permit intensity estimates.

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Venus 196106031750

Venus on 1961 June 3 at 13:40-13:45 local time (17:40-17:45 UT) as sketched by Klaus R. Brasch. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4-2/10. Transparency 3/5.

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