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Venus 196101022150

Venus 196101022150

Venus on 1961 January 2/3 at 16:50-17:20 local time (21:50-22:20 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x-300x. Seeing 4-6. Transparency 4-2. Occasional hazy clouds moved over planet causing very good seeing + a beautiful view. Detail very indefinite even with V filter + good seeing. Neither cusp region prominent as whole disk appeared uniformly dusky. Terminator very close to centre.

Venus 196012271903

Venus 196012271903

Venus on 1960 December 27 at 14:03 EST (19:03 UT) as sketched by Constantine Papacosmos. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3. Transparency 3.

Venus 196012271905

Venus 196012271905

Venus on 1960 December 27 at 14:05-14:09 local time (19:05-19:09 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3. Transparency 3.

Venus 196012242150

Venus 196012242150

Venus on 1960 December 24/25 at 16:50 +10m EST (21:50 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 4" reflector at 167x. Seeing 3. Transparency 3.

Venus 196012241900

Venus 196012241900

Venus on 1960 December 24 at 14:00-14:10 local time (19:00-19:10 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4. Transparency 3. Daylight observation. Intensity estimates very unreliable. First attempt at such. Made after seeing other drawings.

Venus 196012241752

Venus 196012241752

Venus on 1960 December 24 at 12:48-12:57 local time (17:52 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3-1. Transparency 4 (daylight). First attempt at intensity estimates of Venus; of doubtful value.

Venus 196012241725

Venus 196012241725

Venus on 1960 December 24 at 12:25 local time (17:25 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4. Transparency 2-3. Daylight observation.

Venus 196012202100

Venus 196012202100

Venus on 1960 December 20/21 at 16:00-16:30 local time (21:00-21:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x. Seeing 3-5. Transparency 4-5. Seeing very good (5) for short time. Drawing I: no filter. Drawing II: Wratten 47B – deep violet filter. Difference between two drawings quite definite.

Venus 196012171835

Venus 196012171835

Venus on 1960 December 17 at 13:35 local time (18:35 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2. Transparency 2.

Venus 196012171840

Venus 196012171840

Venus on 1960 December 17 at 13:40 + 10m EST (18:40 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3. Transparency 3.

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