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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.