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Venus 196103251835

Venus 196103251835

Venus on 1961 March 25 at 13:35 EST (18:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 2/5. Daylight observation, faint suggestion of ashen light within dotted line. Detail slightly exaggerated.

Venus 196103192215

Venus 196103192215

Venus on 1961 March 19 at 17:15-17:25 local time (22:15-22:25 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x-375x. Seeing 4-5/10. Transparency 3-4/5. Detail very definite. Area along limb brilliant. Central area (7.5) darkest + terminator uniformly dark.

Venus 196103122215

Venus 196103122215

Venus on 1961 March 12 at 17:15-17:45 local time (22:15-22:45 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x-300x. Seeing 4-5/10. Transparency 3 (daylight). Detail relatively conspicuous, North P. region quite dark, Ashen light suspected along dotted region. Band structure quite definite with filter.

Venus 196103111745

Venus 196103111745

Venus at 1961 March 11 at 12:40-12:50 local time (17:45 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3/10. Transparency 4-5/5. Ashen light suspected.

Venus 196103111725

Venus 196103111725

Venus on 1961 March 11 at 12:25-12:35 local time (17:25-17:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3-4/10. Transparency 3/5. No irregularities noted in terminator. S cusp noticeably darker.

Venus 196103041945

Venus 196103041945

Venus on 1961 March 4 at 14:45-14:50 local time (19:45-19:50 UT). 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3/10. Transparency 3/5. Daylight observation.

Venus 196102162220

Venus 196102162220

Venus on 1961 February 16 at 17:20-17:40 local time (22:20-22:40 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 5/10. Transparency 4/5. Detail very indefinite. Ashen light seen dimly in outline but definitely seen. Detail easier without filter.

Venus 196102122207

Venus 196102122207

Venus on 1961 February 12/13 at 17:07 + 10m EST (22:07 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 4" refractor at 167x. Seeing 5. Transparency 4.

Venus 196102122330

Venus 196102122330

Venus on 1961 February 12/13 at 18:30-18:40 local time (23:30-23:40 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 2-0/10. Transparency 4/5. Ashen light suspected in area bounded by dotted line. Note indentation in southern cusp.

Venus 196102112200

Venus 196102112200

Venus on 1961 February 11 at 17:00-17:30 local time (22:00-22:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 5/10. Transparency 4/5. Band structure unusually prominent with filter.

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