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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 196101282220

Mars on 1961 January 28/29 at 17:20-17:40 local time (20:20-20:40 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 2-5. Transparency 2-3. C.M. 348°. Detail very definite during very short periods of fine seeing. Interfering cloud ended observation shortly. T = -1°.

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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 196102090203

Mars on 1961 February 8/9 at 21:03-21:13 local time (2:03-2:13 UT) as sketched by Kenneth Chalk. C.M. 301°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 3/5. T = -1°.

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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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Mars 196101052310

Mars on 1961 February 5 at 18:00-18:30 local time (23:10-23:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 296°. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 4-5/10. Transparency 4-5/5. T = -1°.

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Mars 196102130300

Mars on 1961 February 12/13 at 22:00-22:10 local time (03:00-03:10 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. C.M. 289°. 6" refractor 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 5/5. T = -1°.

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Mars 196101050425

Mars on 1961 January 4/5 at 23:35-23:40 local time (04:25-04:40 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 289°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. T = 1°.

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