Jupiter on 1959 May 3/4 at 00:40 EDT (04:40 UT) as sketched by Geoffrey Gaherty, Jr. C.M.(1) 344º, C.M.(2) 244º. 8" reflector at 240x. Seeing 4. Transparency 4. North is down. Suspected doubling of NEB.
Venus on 1961 April 9 at 12:40 + 15m EST (17:40 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 4" reflector at 130x. Seeing 3-4. Transparency 0-5 (some clouds). This observation was made about 30 hours before inferior conjunction (daytime observation).
Venus on 1961 October 7 at 12:00-12:10 EDT (16:00-16:10 UT) as sketched by George E. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1-4-5/10. Transparency 4/5. Dusky marking on eastern limb glimpsed only during periods of good seeing. Marking to the north appeared to be quite definite. Marking at the south seen only during moments of good seeing, as was the marking at centre of terminator.