1960

Mars 196011240225

Mars on 1960 November 23/24 at 21:25 local time (02:25 UT) as sketched by Kenneth Chalk. C.M. 270°. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3. Transparency good. T = 8°.

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Mars 196010280630

Mars on 1960 October 27/28 at 02:30 EDT (06:30 UT) as sketched by Constantine Papacosmos. C.M. 219°. 6" refractor at 300x. Seeing 4. Transparency 4. The markings were very indefinite in shape, and only a small fraction of them was seen at any one moment of good seeing. The northern polar cap was very prominent, whereas the southern one was seen with difficulty. The equatorial region near the terminator seemed whitish. T = 7°.

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Mars 196012040455

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 23:55-00:05 local time (04:55-05:05 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. C.M. 218°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 5. Transparency 4.

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Mars 196012040444

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 23:44 + 10m EST (04:44 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. C.M. 215°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4. Transparency 3°.

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Mars 196012040400

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 23:00-23:30 local time (04:00-04:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 207°. 8" reflector at 300x. Seeing 5-2. Transparency 3-4. Colour contrast very great, dark regions greenish-brown and surrounding area bright rust-red. N. polar region glittering white. 1 canal seen. T = 7°.

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Mars 196012040349

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 22:49-23:05 local time (03:49-04:05 UT) as sketched by Kenneth Chalk. C.M. 1 202°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4. Transparency 4. Detail in northern hemisphere visible only at first. The dark region in the south remained prominent. T = 7°.

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Mars 196012040235

Mars on 1960 December 3/4 at 21:35-22:00 local time (02:35-03:00 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 185°. 8 reflector at 165x-300x. Seeing 4-2. Transparency 3. Canal structures seen for first time, appeared diffused and not as hair-like lines. Pentagon shaped area formed by canals was lighter in colour than surrounding rusty red area. T = 7°.

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Mars 196012050255

Mars on 1960 December 4/5 at 21:55-22:05 local time (02:55-03:05 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. C.M. 180°. 6 refractor at 220x. Seeing 3-4. Transparency 3. Canal to the west only glimpsed, probably an optical illusion. T = 7°.

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Mars 196012080425

Mars on 1960 December 7/8 at 23:20-23:30 local time (04:20 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty. C.M. 174°. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 3-5. Transparency 1-2. White area indicated by arrows very plain (Memnoris). T = 6°.

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Mars 196012050215

Mars on 1960 December 4/5 at 21:15-21:35 local time (02:15-02:35 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 171°. 8 reflector at 300x. Seeing 4-5. Transparency 4. Drift wrong? T = 7°.

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