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Mars 196012040400

Mars 196012040400

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 23:00-23:30 local time (04:00-04:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 207°. 8" reflector at 300x. Seeing 5-2. Transparency 3-4. Colour contrast very great, dark regions greenish-brown and surrounding area bright rust-red. N. polar region glittering white. 1 canal seen. T = 7°.

Mars 196102152345

Mars 196102152345

Mars on 1961 February 15/16 at 18:45-19:00 local time (23:45-00:00 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 203°. 6" refractor at 450x. Seeing 3-5/10. Transparency 4/5. T = -1°.

Mars 196101100135

Mars 196101100135

Mars on 1961 January 9/10 at 20:35-21:05 local time (01:35-02:05 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 202°. 8" reflector at 300x. Seeing 1-3/10. Transparency 4.5/5. T = 0°.

Mars 196012040235

Mars 196012040235

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 21:35-22:00 local time (02:35-03:00 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 185°. 8" reflector at 165x-300x. Seeing 4-2. Transparency 3. Canal structures seen for first time, appeared diffused and not as hair-like lines. Pentagon shaped area formed by canals was lighter in colour than surrounding rusty red area. T = 7°.

Mars 196102162245

Mars 196102162245

Mars on 1961 February 16/17 at 17:45-18:00 local time (22:45-23:00 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 182°. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 5-(2)/10. Transparency 4/5. Seeing good for only very short period after which it became very poor. T = -1°.

Mars 196012050215

Mars 196012050215

Mars on 1960 December 4/5 at 21:15-21:35 local time (02:15-02:35 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 171°. 8" reflector at 300x. Seeing 4-5. Transparency 4. Drift wrong? T = 7°.

Mars 196101162335

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°.

Mars 196101190010

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°.

Mars 196010090620

Mars 196010090620

Mars on 1960 October 8/9 at 02:20-02:25 local time (06:20-06:25 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 36°. 8" reflector at 300x. Seeing 3. Transparency 4. N. Polar Region glittering white similar to cusps on Venus. Whole planet yellow red colour with dark areas brownish. T = +5.

Mars 196101280045

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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