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Mars 196101282220

Mars 196101282220

Mars on 1961 January 28/29 at 17:20-17:40 local time (20:20-20:40 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 2-5. Transparency 2-3. C.M. 348°. Detail very definite during very short periods of fine seeing. Interfering cloud ended observation shortly. T = -1°.

Mars 196012280117

Mars 196012280117

Mars on 1960 December 27/28 at 20:17 local time (01:17 UT) as sketched by Kenneth Chalk. C.M. 311°. 6" reflector at 125x. Seeing 6. Transparency 4-5. After completing the drawing, the telescope was tried at 200x using an amber haze filter from a camera. No further detail was recorded except possibly a slightly dusky area at the place "x". T = 3°.

Mars 196102090203

Mars 196102090203

Mars on 1961 February 8/9 at 21:03-21:13 local time (2:03-2:13 UT) as sketched by Kenneth Chalk. C.M. 301°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 3/5. T = -1°.

Mars 196011240430

Mars 196011240430

Mars on 1960 November 23/24 at 23:30 EST (04:30 UT) as sketched by Constantine Papacosmos. C.M. 301°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4. Transparency 4. T = 8°.

Mars 196101052310

Mars 196101052310

Mars on 1961 February 5 at 18:00-18:30 local time (23:10-23:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 296°. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 4-5/10. Transparency 4-5/5. T = -1°.

Mars 196102130300

Mars 196102130300

Mars on 1961 February 12/13 at 22:00-22:10 local time (03:00-03:10 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. C.M. 289°. 6" refractor 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 5/5. T = -1°.

Mars 196101050425

Mars 196101050425

Mars on 1961 January 4/5 at 23:35-23:40 local time (04:25-04:40 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 289°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. T = 1°.

Mars 196101050410

Mars 196101050410

Mars on 1961 January 4/5 at 23:05-23:15 local time (04:10 UT) as sketched by Geoffrey Gaherty Jr. C.M. 284°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 5(!)/10. Transparency 4/5. T = 1°.

Mars 196101050400

Mars 196101050400

Mars on 1961 January 4/5 at 23:00 local time (04:00 UT) as sketched by I.K. Williamson. C.M. 281°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4. Transparency 3. T = 1°.

Mars 196011260420

Mars 196011260420

Mars on 1960 November 25/26 at 23:20 local time (04:20 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 5. Transparency 2-3. C.M. 280°. Seeing very good, but intermittent hazy clouds hindered observation. T = 8°.

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