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Venus 196108050905

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.

Venus 196107230945

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.

Venus 196106110915

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.

Venus 196106031725

Venus 196106031725

Venus on 1961 June 3 at 13:25-13:35 local time (17:25-17:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 5/10. Transparency 3/5.

Venus 196105141805

Venus 196105141805

Venus on 1961 May 14 at 14:05-14:15 local time (18:05-18:15 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-1/10. Transparency 1/5. Two notches near northern cusp very indefinite, other markings except dusky mark just south of centre very indefinite. Intensity estimated from drawing and from memory.

Venus 196105061725

Venus 196105061725

Venus on 1961 May 6 at 13:25-13:35 local time (17:25-17:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3-4/10. Transparency 2/5.

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 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 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.

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