December 7th, 2019 – Alternate Program with Lorelei and Arsh

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Big Dipper The Big Dipper (also known as the Plough) is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa... Continue Reading →

December 6, 2019 – Robert & Arsh, NOP

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Little Dipper Constellation Ursa Minor is colloquially known in the US as the Little Dipper, because its seven brightest stars seem to form... Continue Reading →

December 5th NOP Lucas and Charles

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Summer Triangle The Summer Triangle is an asterism involving a triangle drawn on the northern hemisphere's celestial sphere. Its defining vertices are the... Continue Reading →

December 4, 2019 – Lucas & Charles

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Little Dipper Constellation Ursa Minor is colloquially known in the US as the Little Dipper, because its seven brightest stars seem to form... Continue Reading →

December 2nd 2019, NOP with Fred

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M31 Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest major galactic neighbor. It is a spiral galaxy 2,500,000 light-years away, and has a diameter... Continue Reading →

November 26, 2019 – Lucas

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M31 Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest major galactic neighbor. It is a spiral galaxy 2,500,000 light-years away, and has a diameter... Continue Reading →

November 26, 2019 — Robert, DSD

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Andromeda Andromeda was the princess of myth who was sacrificed by her parents to the sea monster Cetus. Fortunately, the hero Perseus came... Continue Reading →

November 25th, 2019 -Troop 959 with Carmen

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M42 The Orion Nebula M42, the Orion Nebula is a region of star formation about 1,300 light-years away—the closest to our Solar System. It... Continue Reading →

25 Nov 2019 with Fred, Lorelei & Kathie

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M31 Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest major galactic neighbor. It is a spiral galaxy 2,500,000 light-years away, and has a diameter... Continue Reading →

November 24th, 2019 – Telescope with Sara

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M31 Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest major galactic neighbor. It is a spiral galaxy 2,500,000 light-years away, and has a diameter... Continue Reading →

23 November 2019 AAP w/Robert & Fred

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Engagement Ring The Engagement Ring: Through binoculars, the North Star (Polaris) seems to be the brightest on a small ring of stars. Not... Continue Reading →

November 22, 2019 — Robert, DSD

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Andromeda Andromeda was the princess of myth who was sacrificed by her parents to the sea monster Cetus. Fortunately, the hero Perseus came... Continue Reading →

NOP 11.22.19 Charles

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Engagement Ring The Engagement Ring: Through binoculars, the North Star (Polaris) seems to be the brightest on a small ring of stars. Not... Continue Reading →

November 22, 2019: NOP with Kathie!

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M31 Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest major galactic neighbor. It is a spiral galaxy 2,500,000 light-years away, and has a diameter... Continue Reading →

November 17, 2019 — Robert, NOP

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Andromeda Andromeda was the princess of myth who was sacrificed by her parents to the sea monster Cetus. Fortunately, the hero Perseus came... Continue Reading →

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