Date (U.T.): June 10, 2010
Time (U.T.): 00:30
Ls 293*, De -2.1*, Ds -2.4*
p 78%, 13.7”, -3.99m
Instrument: 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain
Magnification: 295x and 388x
Filters: Wratten 23A (Light Red) and 38A (Blue)
Seeing (1-10): 5-6, Antoniadi (I-V): III
Transparency (1-6): 3
Dusky to dull (4-5/10) albedo features are noted over the Venusian atmosphere (especially enhanced using the Wratten 38A (Blue) filter). The northern and southern cusps (polar regions) are extremely bright (9/10). The preceding limb appeared extremely bright to brilliant (9-10/10).
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