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Venus 196107220810

Venus 196107220810

Venus on 1961 July 22 at 04:10 EDT (08:10 UT) as sketched by Klaus Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x. Seeing 4-3/10. Transparency 4/5.

Venus 196106250830

Venus 196106250830

Venus on 1961 June 25 at 04:30 EDT (08:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x-300x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 5/5. Planet presented a remarkable view. All detail quite conspicuous both with and without blue filter, resulting in fairly accurate plotting of features. Phase appeared just at or just shy of dichotomy.

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 196106041805

Venus 196106041805

Venus on 1961 June 4 at 14:05-14:15 local time (18:05-18:15 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x. Seeing 2-4/10. Transparency 4-5/5.

Venus 196106031800

Venus 196106031800

Venus on 1961 June 3 at 14:00-14:10 local time (18:00-18:10 UT) as sketched by T.F. Morris. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3/10. Transparency 4/5.

Venus 196106031755

Venus 196106031755

Venus on 1961 June 3 at 13:50-13:55 local time (17:55 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1-2/10. Transparency 4-5/5. Phase estimated as about 42%. Seeing too poor to permit intensity estimates.

Venus 196106031750

Venus 196106031750

Venus on 1961 June 3 at 13:40-13:45 local time (17:40-17:45 UT) as sketched by Klaus R. Brasch. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4-2/10. Transparency 3/5.

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 196105111520

Venus 196105111520

Venus on 1961 May 11 at 11:15-11:25 local time (15:20 UT) as sketched by Geoffrey Gaherty, Jr. 8" reflector at 180x. Seeing 1-2. Transparency 4. Daylight observation. Ashen light suspected. Terminator looks reddish brown, rest of planet white.

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