1961

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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