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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.

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Venus 196012031838

Venus on 1960 December 3 at 13:35-13:42 local time (18:38 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3. Transparency 3 (daylight). Markings very difficult. Fairly certain of cusp bands; diagonal streak less certain.

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Venus 196011191950

Venus on 1960 November 19 at 14:50-15:00 local time (19:50-20:00 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1. Transparency 2.

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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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Venus 196011051710

Venus on 1960 November 5 at 12:10 local time (17:10 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2. Transparency 1. Markings only glimpsed, northern cusp appeared to be separated from the planet by dusky marking.

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Venus 196010291910

Venus on 1960 October 29 at 15:10 EDT (19:10 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3. Transparency 1. Markings indefinate [sic].

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Venus 196010272150

Venus on 1960 October 27/28 at 17:50-18:05 local time (21:50-22:05 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x with a blue filter. Seeing 3-0. Transparency 4-5. Outline of dark areas very indefinite.

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Venus 196010212115

Venus on 1960 October 21/22 at 17:15-17:25 local time (21:15-21:25 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x with a blue filter. Seeing 3-1. Transparency 3-4. Disk completely featureless except for brightness in S. polar region.

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Venus 196010121925

Venus on 1960 October 12 at 15:25-15:35 local time (19:25-19:35 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty, Jr. 6" refractor at 150x.  Seeing 1-2 (image boiling). Transparency 4 (daylight observation). Planet appears yellow-green against blue sky. Markings very indefinite.

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Venus 196010102225

Venus on 1960 October 10 at 06:25-06:35 local time (22:25-22:35 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x-300x with a blue filter. Seeing 3. Transparency 3. N. polar region very large and bright. Dark marking relatively conspicuous, although outline indefinite. Dark shadings exaggerated greatly to show contast between areas.

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