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Venus 196104211705

Venus 196104211705

Venus on 1961 April 21 at 12:00-12:10 local time (17:05 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty, Jr. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1-2/10. Transparency 3-4 (daylight). Cusps definitely extended more than 180°, shadings probably contrast effects. Ashen Light suspected. Phase 4% –K.B.