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Venus 196103111745

Venus 196103111745

Venus at 1961 March 11 at 12:40-12:50 local time (17:45 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3/10. Transparency 4-5/5. Ashen light suspected.

Venus 196103111725

Venus 196103111725

Venus on 1961 March 11 at 12:25-12:35 local time (17:25-17:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3-4/10. Transparency 3/5. No irregularities noted in terminator. S cusp noticeably darker.

Venus 196103041945

Venus 196103041945

Venus on 1961 March 4 at 14:45-14:50 local time (19:45-19:50 UT). 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3/10. Transparency 3/5. Daylight observation.

Venus 196102162220

Venus 196102162220

Venus on 1961 February 16 at 17:20-17:40 local time (22:20-22:40 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 5/10. Transparency 4/5. Detail very indefinite. Ashen light seen dimly in outline but definitely seen. Detail easier without filter.

Venus 196102122207

Venus 196102122207

Venus on 1961 February 12/13 at 17:07 + 10m EST (22:07 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 4" refractor at 167x. Seeing 5. Transparency 4.

Venus 196102122330

Venus 196102122330

Venus on 1961 February 12/13 at 18:30-18:40 local time (23:30-23:40 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 2-0/10. Transparency 4/5. Ashen light suspected in area bounded by dotted line. Note indentation in southern cusp.

Venus 196102112200

Venus 196102112200

Venus on 1961 February 11 at 17:00-17:30 local time (22:00-22:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 5/10. Transparency 4/5. Band structure unusually prominent with filter.

Venus 196102112130

Venus 196102112130

Venus on 1961 February 11/12 at 16:30 + 10m EST (21:30 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 4" reflector at 167x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. Venus was found with the naked eye while the sun was about 8° above the horizon—and is an easy naked eye object by day.

Venus 196102082215

Venus 196102082215

Venus on 1961 February 8 at 17:15-17:30 local time (22:15-22:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 6" refractor at 220x-450x. Seeing 5/10. Transparency 4-5/5. Dark side clearly seen for first time. It seemed to not quite fill the other half. Intensity 1 to 1.5.

Venus 196102052310

Venus 196102052310

Venus on 1961 February 5/6 at 18:10 +10m EST (23:10 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 4" reflector at 167x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5.

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