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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.