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Mars 196101032325

Mars 196101032325

Mars on 1961 January 3/4 at 18:25-18:45 local time (23:25-23:45 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 226°. 8" reflector at 300x. Seeing 5-(7). Transparency 2-3. Haze covered whole sky at time of observation. During short period of very good seeing (7) canal features seen as diffused lines. Best view of planet so far attained impossible to record all minute detail. T = 1°.

Mars 196101120410

Mars 196101120410

Mars on 1961 January 11/12 at 23:05-23:15 local time (04:10 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty, Jr. C.M. 222°. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3-0. Transparency 4. Drawing terminated due to poor seeing. T = 0°.

Mars 196010280630

Mars 196010280630

Mars on 1960 October 27/28 at 02:30 EDT (06:30 UT) as sketched by Constantine Papacosmos. C.M. 219°. 6" refractor at 300x. Seeing 4. Transparency 4. The markings were very indefinite in shape, and only a small fraction of them was seen at any one moment of good seeing. The northern polar cap was very prominent, whereas the southern one was seen with difficulty. The equatorial region near the terminator seemed whitish. T = 7°.

Mars 196012040455

Mars 196012040455

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 23:55-00:05 local time (04:55-05:05 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. C.M. 218°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 5. Transparency 4.

Mars 196012040444

Mars 196012040444

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 23:44 + 10m EST (04:44 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. C.M. 215°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4. Transparency 3.

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 196012040349

Mars 196012040349

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 22:49-23:05 local time (03:49-04:05 UT) as sketched by Kenneth Chalk. C.M. 1 202°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4. Transparency 4. Detail in northern hemisphere visible only at first. The dark region in the south remained prominent. T = 7°.

Mars 196101120225

Mars 196101120225

Mars on 1961 January 11/12 at 21:25 EST (02:25 UT) as sketched by I.K. Williamson. C.M. 197°. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3/10. Transparency 3/5. T = 0°.

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