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Jeremy Shears

Each of the planetary sections has templates on their websites on which you can draw the features and record other important details. The Saturn section has a series of templates depending on the angle of the rings (which you can look up in the Handbook). See:

Regarding phases,in the case of Venus the observed phase generally differs slightly from the calculated one, a phenomenon called the phase effect: So the phase should be drawn in at the eyepiece. The time of dichotomy can be determined from your observations and compared to the predicted time.