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Venus 196102052225

Venus 196102052225

Venus on 1961 February 5/6 at 17:25-17:35 local time (22:25-22:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x with a green filter. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. Ashen light strongly suspected, without filter. Intensity estimates made with filter, except ashen light.

Venus 196102052125

Venus 196102052125

Venus on 1961 February 5 at 16:25-16:35 local time (21:25-21:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 5/10. Transparency 3/5. Daylight observation.

Venus 196101211750

Venus 196101211750

Venus on 1961 January 21 at 12:50 local time (17:50 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3. Transparency 2-3. The planet appears to be just past dichotomy.

Venus 196101141925

Venus 196101141925

Venus on 1961 January 14 at 14:25-14:35 local time (19:25-19:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4-3. Transparency 4. Daylight observation.

Venus 196012241900

Venus 196012241900

Venus on 1960 December 24 at 14:00-14:10 local time (19:00-19:10 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4. Transparency 3. Daylight observation. Intensity estimates very unreliable. First attempt at such. Made after seeing other drawings.

Venus 196012241725

Venus 196012241725

Venus on 1960 December 24 at 12:25 local time (17:25 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4. Transparency 2-3. Daylight observation.

Venus 196012171835

Venus 196012171835

Venus on 1960 December 17 at 13:35 local time (18:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2. Transparency 2.

Venus 196012101850

Venus 196012101850

Venus on 1960 December 10 at 13:50 local time (18:50 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1-2. Transparency 3. Daylight observation. Markings very indefinite, and only suspected. Southern cusp appeared to be poitned, and northern cusp more rounded.

Venus 196012031855

Venus 196012031855

Venus on 1960 December 3 at 13:55 local time (18:55 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4-5. Transparency 2.

Venus 196011191945

Venus 196011191945

Venus on 1960 November 19 at 14:45 EST (19:45 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3-2. Transparency 2. Daylight observation, sky very hazy.

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