Photographic plates of Venus which show the spectrum of the carbon dioxide band at 7820A were obtained at Table Mountain Observatory in September-October 1972. These spectra showed a semi-regular 4-day variation in the CO2 abundance over the disk of the planet. Evidence for temporal variations in the rotational temperature of this band and temperature variations over the disk was found. The two quantities, CO2 abundance and temperature, do not show any obvious relationship; however, an increase in the temperature usually is accompanied by a decrease in the abundance of CO2. The average temperature, found from a curve of growth analysis assuming a constant CO2 line of width, is 249 plus or minus 1.4 K (one standard deviation).