1960

Venus 196011051710

Venus on 1960 November 5 at 12:10 local time (17:10 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2. Transparency 1. Markings only glimpsed, northern cusp appeared to be separated from the planet by dusky marking.

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Venus 196010291910

Venus on 1960 October 29 at 15:10 EDT (19:10 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3. Transparency 1. Markings indefinate [sic].

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Venus 196010272150

Venus on 1960 October 27/28 at 17:50-18:05 local time (21:50-22:05 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x with a blue filter. Seeing 3-0. Transparency 4-5. Outline of dark areas very indefinite.

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Venus 196010212115

Venus on 1960 October 21/22 at 17:15-17:25 local time (21:15-21:25 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x with a blue filter. Seeing 3-1. Transparency 3-4. Disk completely featureless except for brightness in S. polar region.

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Venus 196010121925

Venus on 1960 October 12 at 15:25-15:35 local time (19:25-19:35 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty, Jr. 6" refractor at 150x.  Seeing 1-2 (image boiling). Transparency 4 (daylight observation). Planet appears yellow-green against blue sky. Markings very indefinite.

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Venus 196010102225

Venus on 1960 October 10 at 06:25-06:35 local time (22:25-22:35 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x-300x with a blue filter. Seeing 3. Transparency 3. N. polar region very large and bright. Dark marking relatively conspicuous, although outline indefinite. Dark shadings exaggerated greatly to show contast between areas.

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Venus 196010102000

Venus on 1960 October 10 at 16:00-16:05 local time (20:00-20:05 UT) as sketched by G. Gaherty, Jr. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1. Transparency 3. Daylight observation. Planet appeared green against blue sky background. Markings drawn, except terminator shading, were extremely indefinite and of doubtful reality.

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Venus 196010101955

Venus on 1960 October 10 at 15:55 EDT (19:55 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2. Transparency 2. Marking to the north is doubtful.

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Mars 196012280117

Mars on 1960 December 27/28 at 20:17 local time (01:17 UT) as sketched by Kenneth Chalk. C.M. 311°. 6" reflector at 125x. Seeing 6. Transparency 4-5. After completing the drawing, the telescope was tried at 200x using an amber haze filter from a camera. No further detail was recorded except possibly a slightly dusky area at the place x. T = 3°.

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Mars 196011240430

Mars on 1960 November 23/24 at 23:30 EST (04:30 UT) as sketched by Constantine Papacosmos. C.M. 301°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4. Transparency 4. T = 8°.

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