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Venus 196110071600

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.

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Venus 196109301340

Venus on 1961 September 30 at 13:40-13:50 EDT (17:40-17:50 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. Terminator darker than usual.

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Venus 196109231345

Venus on 1961 September 23 at 13:45-13:55 EDT (17:45-17:55 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3/10. Transparency 2/5.

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Venus 196109161745

Venus on 1961 September 16 at 13:45-13:50 EDT (17:45-17:55 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1/10. Transparency 2/5. Detail very indefinite, dusky streak seen at moments of good seeing.

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Venus 196108050905

Venus on 1961 August 5 at 05:05-05:15 EDT (09:05-09:15 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5.

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Venus 196107230945

Venus on 1961 July 23 at 05:45-05:55 local time (09:45-09:55 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 2/10. Transparency 2/5. Usual terminator darkening. Dark spot in north quite definite. Other markings quite faint.

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Venus 196107220810

Venus on 1961 July 22 at 04:10 EDT (08:10 UT) as sketched by Klaus Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x. Seeing 4-3/10. Transparency 4/5.

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Venus 196106250830

Venus on 1961 June 25 at 04:30 EDT (08:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x-300x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 5/5. Planet presented a remarkable view. All detail quite conspicuous both with and without blue filter, resulting in fairly accurate plotting of features. Phase appeared just at or just shy of dichotomy.

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Venus 196106110915

Venus on 1961 June 11 at 05:15-05:25 local time (09:15-09:25 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. Ashen light noted at beginning of observation.

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Venus 196106041805

Venus on 1961 June 4 at 14:05-14:15 local time (18:05-18:15 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 165x. Seeing 2-4/10. Transparency 4-5/5.

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