1961

Mars 1960

Mars on 1961 January 18/19 at 23:05-23:15 local time (04:05-04:15 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. C.M. 160°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 2/10. Transparency 5/5. T = -1°.

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Mars 196101190330

Mars on 1961 January 18/19 at 22:30 EST (03:30 UT) as sketched by Constantine Papacosmos. C.M. 150°. 6 refractor at 220x. Seeing 3/10. Transparency 4/5. T = -1°.

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Mars 196101190243

Mars on 1961 January 18/19 at 21:43-21:58 local time (02:43-02:58 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. C.M. 141°. 6 refractor at 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. T = -1°.

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Mars 196101190155

Mars on 1961 January 18/19 at 20:55 local time (01:55 UT) as sketched by K. Chalk. C.M. 127°. 6 refractor at 220x. Seeing 2-3/10. Transparency 4/5. T = -1°.

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Mars 196101162335

Mars on 1961 January 16/17 at 18:35-19:00 local time (23:35-00:00 UT) by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 116°. 8 reflector at 300x. Seeing 3-4/10. Transparency 4-5/5. During best moments canals glimpsed as very diffused streaks. T = -1°.

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Mars 196101190010

Mars on 1961 January 18/19 at 19:10-19:30 local time (00:10-00:30 UT) by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 102°. 6 reflector at 220x. Seeing 2-(4)/10. Transparency 4/5. Canal glimpsed during few seconds of seeing 4. T = -1°.

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Mars 196101280045

Mars on 1961 January 27/28 at 19:45-20:20 local time (0045-0120 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8 reflector at 300-375x.  Seeing 0-4. Transparency 4-2.  C.M. 33°. Immense detail visible during short periods of fair seeing. T = -1.

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Mars Map 1960-61

Mars map (mercator projection) 1960-61 based on observations by the RASC Montreal Centre.

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QE Planetarium Brochure

Queen Elizabeth Planetarium brochure.

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Hamilton Meetings

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Hamilton Centre

Meetings held the first Thursday of each month at 8:15 PM in the Physical Science Building, McMaster University, Room 102 (or Room 143)

Membership is open to all persons interested in astronomy. Fee for the year is Five Dollars, which includes the Observer's Handbook and the bi-monthly Journal. Students' Fee is Three Dollars.

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