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Venus 196102052225

Venus 196102052225

Venus on 1961 February 5/6 at 17:25-17:35 local time (22:25-22:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x with a green filter. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. Ashen light strongly suspected, without filter. Intensity estimates made with filter, except ashen light.

Venus 196102052130

Venus 196102052130

Venus on 1961 February 5/6 at 16:30-17:00 local time (21:30-22:00 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 5-7/10. Transparency 4/5.

Venus 196102052125

Venus 196102052125

Venus on 1961 February 5 at 16:25-16:35 local time (21:25-21:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 5/10. Transparency 3/5. Daylight observation.

Venus 196101312050

Venus 196101312050

Venus on 1961 January 31 at 15:50 EST (20:50 UT) as sketched by Constantine Papacosmos. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4-5/10. Transparency 3/5. The three parallel belts were seen  momentarily, as unbroken, sharply defined, grayish bands, and were the most conspicuous details at that moment.

Venus 196101302135

Venus 196101302135

Venus on 1961 January 30 at 16:35 local time (21:35 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 6" refractor at 300x. Seeing 4-5/10. Transparency 3/5.

Venus 196101302125

Venus 196101302125

Venus on 1961 January 30 at 16:25 EST (21:25 UT) as sketched by Constantine Papacosmos. 6" refractor at 300x. Seeing 4-5/10. Transparency 3/5.

Venus 196101222145

Venus 196101222145

Venus on 1961 January 22/23 at 16:45-17:15 local time (21:45-22:15 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 300x. Seeing 5-7/10. Transparency 1-3/5. Dichotomy reached. Superb seeing afforded best view of planet so far experienced. Detail definite with + without filter.

Venus 196101211815

Venus 196101211815

Venus on 1961 January 21 at 13:10-13:20 local time (18:15 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1. Transparency 3. Almost at dichotomy.

Venus 196101211750

Venus 196101211750

Venus on 1961 January 21 at 12:50 local time (17:50 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3. Transparency 2-3. The planet appears to be just past dichotomy.

Venus 196101192000

Venus 196101192000

Venus on 1961 January 19 at 15:00-15:30 local time (20:00-20:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 300x. Seeing 3-1. Transparency 4. Markings fairly definite despite poor seeing.

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